Husserl’s Ethics and Practical Intentionality

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Dec 17, 2015 - Philosophy - 272 pages
Husserl's 20th-century phenomenological project remains the cornerstone of modern European philosophy. The place of ethics is of importance to the ongoing legacy and study of phenomenology itself.

Husserl's Ethics and Practical Intentionality constitutes one of the major new interventions in this burgeoning field of Husserl scholarship, and offers an unrivaled perspective on the question of ethics in Husserl's philosophy through a focus on volumes not yet translated into English.

This book offers a refreshing perspective on stagnating ethical debates that pivot around conceptions of relativism and universalism, shedding light on a phenomenological ethics beyond the common dichotomy.


Husserls Ethics as an A Priori Science
Parallelism and Interlacing in Husserls Axiology
Norms Laws and Necessity
Living Evidence
The riddle of transcendence
Intentional essence
Hyletic or practical intentionality
From my will to a community
Intersubjectivity 1 Introduction
Meaning of intentionality from Brentano to Husserl
Empathy and the experience of the otherness
Intersubjective reduction and the lifeworld
Conclusion Summary

Practical Intentionality
Practical and passive intentionality
The Body and the Ethical Agent 1 Introduction 2 Nature and spirit 3 The body
Affection awakening and propagation
A synthetic description
The Truth of Will 1 Introduction
Social Ethics Teleology and Theology 1 Introduction 2 Social ethics
Rational and irrational ethics
Teleology theology and intersubjectivity
Transcendental humanity and theological psychologism

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Susi Ferrarello teaches Philosophy at Loyola University, USA and at the Florence University of the Arts, Italy.

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