One of the most important and influential philosophers of the 20th century, up to now; Edmund Husserl's influence has been restricted largely to the "continental" philosophical tradition. In this critical examination of Husserl's philosophy, David Bell introduces those who work in the broadly "analytic" tradition to the arguments and ideas of this fascinating thinker. Bell considers Husserl's philosophy as a whole, tracing its origins in Brentano's teachings, and the way it developed from the earliest writings on logic to the last works on culture and the "Lebenswelt". He also shows how Husserl's ideas relate to those of contemporaries like Frege and Wittgenstein. This book should be of interest to students and teachers of philosophy at all levels.
The purpose of this series (The Arguments of he Philosophers) is to provide a contemporary assessment and history of the entire course of philosophical thought. Each book constitutes a detailed, critical introduction to the work of a philosopher of major influence and significance.