more from Edmund Husserl

Single Idea 22213

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 4. Anti-realism]

Full Idea

An absolute reality is just as valid as a round square.

Gist of Idea

Absolute reality is an absurdity


Edmund Husserl (Ideas: intro to pure phenomenology [1913], II.3.055)

Book Reference

Husserl,Edmund: 'Ideas: general introduction to pure phenomenology', ed/tr. Boyce Gibson,W [Routledge 2012], p.108

A Reaction

Husserl distances himself from 'Berkeleyian' idealism, but his discussion keeps flirting with, perhaps in some sort of have-your-cake-and-eat-it Hegelian way. Perhaps it is close to Dummett's Anti-Realism.