McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Edmund Husserl, Michel Foucault, Phenomenology, Subject
In this text, I argue for the revision of Husserlian phenomenology through a dialogue with the work of Michel Foucault. Specifically, I argue that Foucault's critical project, in which we isolate the contingent limits of thought so as to pass beyond them, and thus think new ways of being, can be filled out by the work of Edmund Husserl and differentiated into two lines of inquiry: a critical ontology and a critical phenomenology. This is accomplished by bringing these two philosophers, commonly held to be diametrically opposed, into dialogue such that together they say something that neither could say on their own.
Nethery, H. (2013). Husserl and Foucault on the Subject: The Companions (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/974