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Gaston Berger, Husserl et Hume

Aron Gurwitsch

pp. 449-451

That which has rendered Husserl's name famous, especially among those persons who have devoted the studies necessary to afford a thorough comprehension of it, is Husserl's assertion that we possess an immediate knowledge of, and a direct access to, essences. This "intuition of essences," however, is nothing other than a heading for a theory of abstraction which Husserl opposes to those theories advanced by the empiricist philosophers, and which he has laid down in explicit criticism of these theories, particularly that of Hume.

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Review of: Berger Gaston, Husserl et Hume, , , 1939.

DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-2831-0_15

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Gurwitsch, A. (2010). Review of Husserl et Hume by Gaston Berger. , pp. 449-451.

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Husserl et Hume


Berger Gaston

Revue internationale de philosophie 1/2