Edmund Husserl
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  • The essence of things is not its physical constituents or physical laws, but the way we experience them
  • "Phenomenology" is the science of phenomena
  • Science caused a crisis by denying humans the truth of the reality that they experience (by proving that phenomenon and being are not identical)
  • Advocates a return to the primary experience of the world
  • Phenomena and being are one and the same
  • Consciousness is intentional: consciousness is "consciousness of"
  • The intentionality of consciousness correlates the act of knowing (noesis) of the subject and the object that is known (noema)
  • The phenomenon is intuitively known to the subject
  • The essence (eidos) of the phenomenon is the sum of all possible "intuitive" ways of knowing the phenomenon
  • This has to be achieve after "bracketing out" ("einklammerung") the physical description of the phenomenon (the description given by the natural sciences)
  • What is left is a purely transcendental knowledge of the phenomenon
  • Subject and object are not separated

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