Phenomenology and Post-PhenomenologyJune 26, 2021
Husserl says that phenomenology opens up a vast philosophical field waiting to be discovered and that a single philosopher’s lifetime will not be enough to describe this field.
Therefore, phenomenology must be the work of a community of philosophers, a collaborative movement. However, Husserl will see that his most brilliant assistant, Martin Heidegger, whom he thought to be a follower while he was still alive, took a different path by changing the basic direction of his phenomenology.
Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Derrida, Ricoeur, Michel Henry, and many others attempt to think both with and against Husserl. Phenomenology gives rise to many post-phenomenology. We see that each of these philosophers criticizes Husserl in a different way and finds their own way thanks to this criticism. Few have responded to Husserl’s invitation to philosophize as a community, but it is undisputed that he was a great philosopher who sowed many fruitful seeds of thought into 20th century thought.
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook