The aim of The Husserl Page, which in reality consists of many distinct
pages, is twofold. First, this site provides a series of
originally created bibliographic and informational pages relevant for
research into Husserl's philosophy and its development.
Second, this site seeks to supply an exhaustive and up-to-date listing of externally produced Internet sites
relevant for research into the life and philosophy of Edmund Husserl.
To get a sense of the structure of this site and its contents, please consult the
site map. This page catalogs all the web pages internal to this site and indicates their placement in the overal structure.
Since nowhere in these pages will you find a
synopsis, summary, or other such treatise on
Husserl's phenomenology, you may wish to jump to the chronological
bibliography of Husserl's writings and search for the
various "introductions" to phenomenology by Husserl, himself. If you are
looking for such a text, Husserl's
article on phenomenology which he wrote for the Encyclopaedia Britannica stands as one of the best of his introductions. I recommend particularly looking into volume 6 of the Husserliana Collected Works series, Psychological and Transcendental Phenomenology and the Confrontation with Heidegger. ("Draft D," in particular, is a good place to begin.) The article was finished in late 1927 and published (in a heavily edited and distorted version) in the 14th ed. of The Encyclopaedia Britannica. Husserl intended two goals with the publication of this essay. First, he meant to provide a brief and readable introduction to the philosophy he founded. Second, he meant the article to be a joint expression of the basic character of phenomenology by himself and Martin Heidegger. The collaboration failed, however, and
Heidegger's contributions were not ultimately incorporated into the article submitted for publication. Hence, Husserl's article
(and the collaborating documents in the Husserliana volume mentioned) can serve both as an introduction to Husserlian phenomenology and as a platform by which to examine differences between the Husserlian and Heideggerian philosophies.