By Charles Parsons
In From Kant to Husserl, Charles Parsons examines quite a lot of ancient opinion on philosophical questions, from arithmetic to phenomenology. Amplifying his early rules on Kant’s philosophy of mathematics, Parsons makes use of Kant’s lectures on metaphysics to discover how his arithmetical strategies relate to the kinds. He then turns to early reactions by means of quick successors of Kant, Johann Schultz and Bernard Bolzano, to make clear disputed questions relating to interpretation of Kant’s philosophy of arithmetic. , in addition, in what Kant intended by way of “pure typical science,” Parsons considers the connection among the 1st Critique and the Metaphysical Foundations of traditional Science. His statement on Kant’s Transcendental Aesthetic departs from arithmetic to interact the vexed query of what it tells concerning the that means of Kant’s transcendental idealism.
Proceeding directly to phenomenology, Parsons examines Frege’s evolving proposal of extensions, his angle towards set concept, and his correspondence, quite exchanges with Russell and Husserl. An essay on Brentano brings out, in relation to judgment, a substitute for the now common Fregean view of negation, and, on fact, possible choices to the normal correspondence view which are nonetheless mentioned at the present time. finishing with the query of why Husserl didn't take the “linguistic turn,” a last essay incorporated right here marks the one article-length dialogue of Husserl Parsons has ever written, regardless of a long-standing engagement with this philosopher.