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Document Details :
Title: Phénoménologie et révolution
Subtitle: Husserl penseur de la crise
Author(s): VIOULAC, Jean
Journal: Etudes phénoménologiques - Phenomenological Studies
Volume: 3 Date: 2019
Phenomenology came to present itself as a transcendental idealism and seems to be totally apolitical. However, Husserl goes beyond idealism and redefines transcendental subjectivity by its lived body, praxis, the relationship with others, the world of life, and history. What constitutes the world is not a transcendental subject but a transcendental community. As a consequence, the phenomenological reduction, which Husserl first presented as a 'religious conversion', is redefined as a historical and collective event, that is, as a revolution. Husserl presented phenomenology as 'a revolution, and the greatest of all', which can only be accomplished on political grounds.