Phenomenological Reviews

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This paper explores the complex answer to the question of whether the self is prior to the Other or the Other is prior to the self in Husserl’s phenomenology. Contrary to standard accounts of Husserl’s presumptive solipsism, this paper demonstrates how Husserl understands the self and the Other as essentially related while at the same time developing a notion of the primal ego. Informative and critical comparisons with Merleau-Ponty and Scheler are also developed in a defense of Husserl’s notion of the primal ego.

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Bloechl Jeffrey, de Warren Nicolas (2015) Phenomenology in a new key: Essays in honor of Richard Cobb-Stevens. Dordrecht, Springer.

Pages: 1-14

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-02018-1_1

Full citation:

Zahavi Dan (2015) „Vindicating Husserl's primal I“, In: J. Bloechl & N. De Warren (eds.), Phenomenology in a new key, Dordrecht, Springer, 1–14.