Intersubjectivity in Husserl’s Work

Abstract

In this study, the author develops an original reading of the Fifth Cartesian Meditation. This text, far from giving rise to a “transcendental solipsism”, as classical commentators (Ricœur, Lévinas, Derrida, etc.) claim, leads to a constitution of intersubjectivity on various levels (“primordial”, “intersubjective” and “objective”). In its center, a “phenomenological construction” operates, i.e. a methodological piece that masters the genetic approach of intersubjectivity. Closely following the “almost mathematical” rigour of this crucial text of Husserl’s phenomenology, the author equally tackles the issue of the constitution of the experience of the other and the truly intersubjective structure of transcendental subjectivity. The article concludes with the metaphysical results of the analysis of the experience of the other.

Keywords: Husserl, intersubjectivity, Ego, alter ego, transcendental, apperception, phenomenological construction, phenomenological method, pairing, body


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