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Ingarden’s Aesthetic Argument Against Husserl’s Transcendental Idealism Turn

Autorzy: Hicham Jakha ORCID
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Słowa kluczowe: idealism–realism phenomenology aesthetics
Rok wydania:2023
Liczba stron:20 (89-108)
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Husserl’s allegiance to realism came under attack following his Ideas. Ingarden was a fierce critic of his teacher’s turn to transcendental idealism, and provided compelling arguments both for his idealist reading of Husserl and for his rejection of idealism. One of the main arguments Ingarden devised against Husserl’s turn was based on his aesthetics. Against Husserl, Ingarden established literary works and fictional objects as purely intentional objects that are (1) doubly-structured, vis-à-vis their formal ontology, and (2) endowed with spots of indeterminacy. These facts, Ingarden argues, necessitate the transcendence of the purely intentional object. In this paper, I explore his argument, while establishing the ontological foundation on which it rests.
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