Subjectivity as the Foundation for Objectivity in Kant and Husserl: On Two Types of Transcendental Idealism

Por • 13 abr, 2018 • Sección: Opinion

Christian Krijnen

Abstract: The idea that subjectivity makes up the foundation or source of all objectivity applies to all transcendental idealists. Nevertheless, Husserl conceives of this relationship between subjectivity and objectivity in a radically different fashion than Kant. Husserl’s conception leads to a primacy of the noetic dimension of sense (Sinn) at the expense of the noematic dimension. In order to render this explicit, not only a closer look at Kant’s transcendental deduction is illuminating but also taking into account neo-Kantianism. In contrast to Husserl, Kant and the neo-Kantians grant primacy to the objective or noematic within the correlation between subject and object or noesis and noema.

Keywords: Husserl, Kant, neo-Kantianism, Rickert, transcendental idealism, subjectivity, noema, noesis

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