Reading Room update – Vasily Sesemann and a handful of reviews

After a wonderful conference in Boston, and a long hiatus in posting new content to our Reading Room, here is a list of some of the newer items that you can find on our site.  We hope you take the time to give some of them a read!

Vasily Sesemann – Beiträge zum Erkenntnisproblem. Über gegenständliches und ungegenständliches Wissen (1927).

Charles Serrus –  “L’oeuvre Philosophique d’Edmund Husserl – Le réel phénoménologique,” Les Études philosophiques, 4:2/3, December 1930, pp. 126-133.

George Dawes Hicks – “Survey of Recent Philosophical the Theological Literature,” The Hibbert Journal XII (1914), pp. 198-205.

  • The survey begins with the claim that the work of Alexius Meinong and Edmund Husserl are the most important recent contributions to philosophy from the German speaking world, and then some comments on the first volume of the Jahrbuch.

Oskar Ewald – “German Philosophy in 1913 (Translated by F.H. Knight),” The Philosophical Review XXIII (1914), pp. 615-633.

  • In this overview, the Czech born Oskar Ewald (Friedländer) situates Husserl’s Ideen I within a larger constellation of German philosophers working in the wake of Kant.

Rudolf Hirsch – [Rezensionen] “W. Jerusalem Der kritische Idealismus und die reine Logik,” Zeitschrift für Philosophie und philosophische Kritik 134 (1909), pp.266-274.

  • Hirsch was a member of the Munich Circle off and on from 1899-1912.  He also served for a time as the personal secretary of Franz Brentano.  In this review, Hirsch defends Hermann Cohen and Husserl against the attacks of Wilhelm Jerusalem.

Reading Room Update – Critical works by Kynast, Kreis, and Misch

Now in the Reading Room you can access some works that were critical of early phenomenology.

Rienhard Kynast was a student Richard Hönigswald, who was in turn a student of Alois Riehl and Alexius Meinong.  We have provided a copy of Kynast’s book Das Problem der Phänomenologie (1917).

The next two books might be a little more familiar.  One is Friedrich KreisPhänomenologie und Kritizismus (1930).  Some will recognize this as one of the two works directly referenced in Eugen Fink‘s “Die phänomenologische Philosophie Edmund Husserls in der gegenwärtigen Kritik,” Kant-Studien (1933).

The other is Georg Misch‘s Lebensphilosophie und Phänomenologie (1931).  Misch, the student and son-in-law of Wilhelm Dilthey, criticizes both Husserl and Heidegger in this book from the standpoint of the Lebensphilosophie.
A translation of the correspondence between Misch and Husserl can be found in Bob Sandmeyer’s book Husserl’s Constitutive Phenomenology: Its Problem and Promise (2008).