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Phenomenology 2005

Volume 3, Issue Part 1, 2007

Selected Essays from Euro-Mediterranean Area Part 1

Jesús M. Díaz Álvarez
Pages 135-165

Transcendental Phenomenology and the Psychological-Phenomenological Reduction in Aron Gurwitsch

This article tries to explain the relationship between transcendental phenomenology and psychology, particularly phenomenological psychology, in the work of Aron Gurwitsch. Following Husserl, Gurwitsch shows the paradoxes of phenomenological psychology and the necessity to perform the transcendental reduction in order to overcome them. This technical issue will help us to see in a very clear way why Gurwitsch is a transcendental phenomenologist and why, from a Husserlian and Gurwitschean point of view, every philosophy that remains in the natural attitude—and for the author of The Field of Consciousness this is the case of the philosophy of existence (Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty)—is not philosophy in the more radical sense of the word.

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