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The full meaning of phenomenology: considerations about the place of the other in Edmund Husserl's philosophy

Grant number: 21/03741-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2021
Effective date (End): February 28, 2023
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - History of Philosophy
Principal researcher:Marcus Sacrini Ayres Ferraz
Grantee:Israel Rossi Milhomem
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


It is intended to elaborate a research about the place that the question of otherness has in the late philosophy of Edmund Husserl, especially in Cartesian Meditations. To this end, this research starts from the hypothesis that the problem of the relationship between the self and the other arises in Husserlian philosophy with the aim of giving a full meaning to phenomenology, that is, in order to overcome the strict limits of an explicitation of the transcendental ego as the exclusive source of constitution of meaning. In this way, through an interpretative reading of the exposition of the experience of the other in Cartesian Meditations, we intend to answer two questions: 1) What does Husserl mean by other within his transcendental idealistic theoretical framework? and 2) What place does this other have in the phenomenological transcendental project? Our working hypothesis is that the other, as a constant of mediaticity in the experience of the self, functions as the necessary element for the constitution of the objectivity of the experience. In this sense, it functions as the necessary element for the full realization of the phenomenological project to elucidate the constitution of the meaning of experience.

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