Volume 9, 2009
Michel Henry's Radical Phenomenology
Interpretative Erschlossenheit der endlichen Existenz und mathematische Unendlichkeit
Zur Oskar Beckers Phänomenologie des Transfiniten
The paper attempts to elucidate and evaluate Oskar Becker’s search for a complementarity between the paradigm of constitutional analysis put forward by Heidegger’s hermeneutic phenomenology and constructivism as a meta-mathematical position suggesting criteria for existence of the mathematical objects. At stake is the issue of the possibility of an existential analytic of “the mathematical”. In this regard, a special attention is paid to the temporality of “mathematical existence”. Th e paper invites new forms of a dialogue between phenomenology and philosophy of mathematics.