Edmund Husserl Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Fuchs, Wolfgang Walter. Phenomenology and the Metaphysics of Presence: An Essay in the Philosophy of Edmund Husserl. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1976, 98 p.

A clearly written, comprehensible, and coherent presentation of Husserl's philosophy.

Grossmann, Reinhardt. Phenomenology and Existentialism: An Introduction. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1984, 278 p.

Explores the influence of Descartes, Brentano, and Kierkegaard in the development of phenomenology and phenomenology's influence in turn on existentialism.

Hines, Thomas J. “Phenomenology and Poetry.” In The Later Poetry of Wallace Stevens: Phenomenological Parallels with Husserl and Heidegger, pp. 29-58. Lewisburg, Penn.: Bucknell University Press, 1976.

Applies a phenomenological approach to the explication of Stevens's poetry.

Kockelmans, Joseph J. Edmund Husserl's Phenomenology. West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, 1994, 363 p.

Includes the original text in German and English of Husserl's Encyclopedia Britannica article on phenomenology, as well as synopses, commentaries, and an invaluable introductory chapter.

———. A First Introduction to Husserl's Phenomenology. Pittsburgh, Penn.: Duquesne University Press, 1967, 372 p.

Offers an overview of the major themes of Husserl's philosophy and an outline of their development.

Levin, David Michael. “Husserl's Notion of Self-Evidence.” In Phenomenology and Philosophical Understanding, edited by Edo Pivcevic, pp. 54-77. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975.

An investigation of what constitutes the “self-evident” for Husserl.

Mohanty, J. N. Edmund Husserl's Theory of Meaning. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1969, 150 p.

An interpretive study of Husserl's early work on logic and its effect on his theories of thinking and meaning.

Patocka, Jan. An Introduction to Husserl's Phenomenology, translated by Erazim Kohak, edited by James Dodd. Chicago: Open Court, 1996, 195 pp.

Presents a survey of Husserl's development of phenomenology and an analytic discussion of its fundamental methods and problems.

Smith, F. J. “Being and Subjectivity: Heidegger and Husserl.” In Phenomenology in Perspective, edited by F. J. Smith, pp. 122-156. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1970.

Discusses the divergence between Husserl and Heidegger over the meaning and importance of consciousness and being.

Stapleton, Timothy J. Husserl and Heidegger: The Question of a Phenomenological Beginning. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1983, 148 pp.

A study of the relation of the theories of Husserl and Heidegger that explicates the fundamental notions of phenomenology.

Additional coverage of Husserl's life and career is contained in the following source published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 133, 166.