By Josef Seifert
In an enlightening discussion with Descartes, Kant, Husserl and Gadamer, Professor Seifert argues that the unique thought of phenomenology was once not anything except the primordial perception of philosophy itself, the root of philosophia perennis. His radical rethinking of the phenomenological procedure leads to a common, objectivist philosophy in direct continuity with Plato, Aristotle and Augustine.
In order to validate the classical declare to understand self sufficient being, the writer defends Husserl's methodological precept "Back to objects themselves" from empiricist and idealist critics, together with the later Husserl, and replies to the arguments of Kant which try to discredit the knowability of items in themselves.
Originally released in 1982, this publication culminates in a phenomenological and important unfolding of the Augustinian cogito, as giving entry to immutable fact approximately worthwhile essences and the genuine lifestyles of private being.
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