The Origins of Meaning: A Critical Study of the Thresholds of Husserlian Phenomenology by D. WeltonThe Origins of Meaning: A Critical Study of the Thresholds of Husserlian Phenomenology by D. Welton

The Origins of Meaning: A Critical Study of the Thresholds of Husserlian Phenomenology

byD. Welton

Paperback | October 3, 2013

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Whenever one attempts to write about a philosopher whose native tongue is not English the problem of translations is inevitable. For the sake of simplicity and accuracy we have translated all of our quotations from the German unless otherwise noted. But for the sake of easy reference we have included the page numbers of the English translations as well as the German texts. Because there is a new translation forthcoming, we have not included references to the English translation of Ideen I. Since the German texts are readily available, we did not reproduce them in the footnotes. All quotations translated from Husserl's unpublished manuscripts, however, do include the German text in the footnotes. This work is greatly indebted to the criticism and help of Professor Ludwig Landgrebe, whose support made possible two years at the UniversiHit Koln. Garth Gillan and Lothar Eley also have contributed much to the basic direction ofthis work. Others such as Edward Casey, Claude Evans, Irene Grypari, Don Ihde, Grant Johnson, Martin Lang, J. N. Mohanty, Robert Ray and Susan Wood have been more than helpful in their discussions with me on these topics and in their criticisms of some of the ambiguities of an earlier draft. Likewise a special word of thanks to Reto Parpan whose insightful corrections were most valuable and to Nancy Gifford for her discussions on matters epistemolo­ gical and for her help in the final preparation of the book.
Title:The Origins of Meaning: A Critical Study of the Thresholds of Husserlian PhenomenologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:338 pagesPublished:October 3, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400967802

ISBN - 13:9789400967809


Table of Contents

I The Contours of a Logistic Phenomenology of Meaning.- 1. Expression and Meaning.- 1.1 Developments in Husserl's Theory of Expression.- 1.2. A Logistic Characterization of Meaning.- 1.3. The Intimating, Expressing and Indicating Functions of the Sign.- 1.4. Critical Objections to Husserl's Logistic Analysis.- 2. Meaning and Nominal Acts.- 2.1. Names as Semantic Components.- 2.2. Nominal Acts, Proper Names and Deixis.- 2.3. Nominal Acts, Definite Descriptions and Meaning.- 2.4. A Reconstruction of Nominal Acts.- 3. Meaning and Propositional Acts.- 3.1. Semantic and Syntactic Form.- 3.2. Intentional Objects.- 3.3. A Reconstruction of Propositional Acts: Elementary Propositions.- 3.4. A Reconstruction of Propositional Acts: Transformations.- 4. A Logistic Interpretation of Intentionality and Truth.- 4.1. Noesis, Noema and Referent.- 4.2. The Reduction and the Grounds of Empirical Knowledge.- 4.3. From Empirical to Essential Knowledge.- 4.4. The Limits of a Logistic Phenomenology.- II Toward a Genetic Phenomenology of Perception.- 5. Static and Genetic Pheonomenology.- 5.1. Static Phenomenology.- 5.2. Constitutive Phenomenology.- 5.3. Genetic Phenomenology.- 5.4. Critical Objections to Husserl's Characterization of Perceptual Meanings.- 6. The First Elaboration: A Noetics of Perception.- 6.1. Objectivating Acts.- 6.2. Husserl's Theory of Simple Fulfillment.- 6.3. The Structure of Intuitive Content.- 6.4. The Structure of Perceptual Intending and Fulfillment.- 7. The Second Elaboration: A Noematics of Perception.- 7.1. The Project of Ideas I.- 7.2. Perceptual Characterization.- 7.3. The Productivity of Language.- 7.4. Concrete Noema.- 8. The Third Elaboration: Transcendental Aesthetics.- 8.1. The Form-Content Scheme in Husserl's Late Writings.- 8.2. The Critique of the Form-Content Scheme from Within Husserl's Phenomenology.- 8.3. The Origins of Perceptual Sense.- 8.4. The Genesis of Perceptual Sense.- 9. The Nexus of Perception and World.- 9.1. The Structure of Perceptual Intentionality.- 9.2. Perceptual Activities.- 9.3. Perceptual Schemata.- 9.4. Transitions.- III Toward a Genetic Phenomenology of Speech-Acts.- 10. Genetic Analysis, Thought and Speech.- 10.1. The Garb of Thought.- 10.2 The Recovery of Originary Language.- 10.3. Secondary Language and Passivity.- 10.4. Genetic Analysis and the Position of Language.- 11. Language, Intersubjectivity and the Origins of Meaning.- 11.1. Originary Language and Description.- 11.2. The Objectivity and the Ideality of Meaning.- 11.3. The Horizon of Language.- 11.4. The Fetishism of Meaning.- 12. The Dialectic of Language and Perception.- 12.1. The Dialectical Turn.- 12.2. The Dialectic of Meaning and Sense.- 12.3. Dialectical Analysis, Intentionality and Intersubjectivity.- 12.4. Theses.