Defending Husserl: A Plea in the Case of Wittgenstein and Company Versus Phenomenology

2016.02.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Uwe Meixner, Defending Husserl: A Plea in the Case of Wittgenstein and Company Versus Phenomenology, De Gruyter, 2014, 509pp.,
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2016.02.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Uwe Meixner, Defending Husserl: A Plea in the Case of Wittgenstein and Company Versus Phenomenology, De Gruyter, 2014, 509pp., ISBN 9783110342314. Reviewed by John Fennell, Grinnell College In this long, very methodically argued and meticulously textually-documented book, Uwe Meixner aims to provide a "critical commentary" (xii) on the philosophy of mind of Husserl and Wittgenstein (and the Wittgensteinians). His selected posse of Wittgensteinians comprises: Ryle, Dennett, and Bennett and Hacker (the latter two are treated as one author). By critical commentary Meixner means not merely to lay out what Wittgenstein and the Wittgensteinians have to say on some central issues in the philosophy of mind side by side with what Husserl says on them, but provide a philosophical evaluation of the two positions intended to assess their relative philosophical merits and shortcomings. Unsurprisingly given the book's. . .

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