Edmund Husserl: Méditations cartésiennes. Introduction à la phénoménologie [Cartesian Meditations: An Introduction to Phenomenology] (2453 words)

Roy Elveton (Carleton College)
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The Cartesian Meditations represents Husserl's relatively late effort to offer a concise, systematic presentation of his phenomenology. The German text, published in 1931, is based on a series of lectures Husserl delivered in 1929 at the Sorbonne in Paris. An authoritative critical edition of the German text has been published as Husserliana, Vol. 1 (1950). An English translation of the critical edition by Dorian Cairns is also available (1960).

Husserl's breakthrough to transcendental phenomenology occurred with the publication of the first volume of his Ideas (1913). His earlier Logical Investigations (1900) contained important intimations of his later phenomenology, but it was Ideas</&hellip;

Citation: Elveton, Roy. "Méditations cartésiennes. Introduction à la phénoménologie". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 August 2006 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=16919, accessed 07 August 2022.]

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