Volume 2, Issue Part 1, 2007
Selected Essays from Latin America Part 1
Rosemary R.P. Lerner
'ό ἄνθρωπος άριθμητίζει'
Intuitive Finitude and Symbolic Infinitude in Husserl’s Philosophy of Arithmetic
Since its inception, Husserl’s phenomenology oscillates between a positive valuation of technical calculus in order to compensate for the limited capacity of human beings, and a denunciation regarding the blindness that its extraordinary development has brought about regarding the true nature of scientific and philosophical thinking, in their sense as logos. Likewise, regarding intuition phenomenology oscillates between on one side a positive valuation of the foundational and authentic character of the basic intuitive representations and, on the other, the observation of their radical fi nitude. This paper explores some salient features of these oscillations.