Layers in Husserl's Phenomenology provides close readings and analyses of a number of Husserl's key translated and untranslated works across the entirety of his corpus. While maintaining a dialogue with four decades' worth of scholarship on Husserl, Peter R. Costello provides a number of new and significant insights that depart from earlier interpretations of his work, along with a revised, consistent translation of a number of important Husserlian terms. Layers in Husserl's Phenomenology situates Husserl firmly within the trajectory of later Continental thought and contributes to the recent reconsideration of Husserl as a legitimate precursor to the thought of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jacques Derrida. Written in a readable style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate students, this study will be valued by those interested in phenomenology in general and in Husserl in particular.
Peter R. Costello is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Providence College.
Table of Contents Introduction Chapter One: What It Means To Experience An Alien Other I. The Natural Attitude and the Problem of Reflection II. The Possibility That Alien Other Persons Are Among Us III. An Actual Alien Other-There in the Flesh! Chapter Two: Intersubjectivity-Syntheses and Product of Encounters With Alien Others Introduction Initial Definition I. The Syntheses at Work in Encounters With Alien Others II. Intersubjectivity as the Basis for Intuiting Essences Chapter Three: How Others Demonstrate (and Call Upon) Our Embodiment I. One's Own Sensation Shows the Structure of Relations With Others II. The Ego as Synthesis of Overlaying and Analogue III. Transcendental Ego's Body is the Life of the Life-World Chapter Four: Conditions of Overlaying-Time-Consciousness and Logic I. Time-Consciousness II. Transcendental Phenomenology as Problem of Wholes and Parts Concluding Chapter: On to 'Other' Things--Continental Philosophy Ethics I. Overlaying-at-a-distance II. Merleau-Ponty and Recouvrement III. Levinas, Coincidence, and Ethics Bibliography