By Josef Seifert
In an enlightening discussion with Descartes, Kant, Husserl and Gadamer, Professor Seifert argues that the unique idea of phenomenology used to be not anything except the primordial perception of philosophy itself, the basis of philosophia perennis. His radical rethinking of the phenomenological technique leads to a common, objectivist philosophy in direct continuity with Plato, Aristotle and Augustine.
In order to validate the classical declare to grasp self reliant being, the writer defends Husserl's methodological precept "Back to objects themselves" from empiricist and idealist critics, together with the later Husserl, and replies to the arguments of Kant which try to discredit the knowability of items in themselves.
Originally released in 1982, this booklet culminates in a phenomenological and demanding unfolding of the Augustinian cogito, as giving entry to immutable fact approximately priceless essences and the true lifestyles of non-public being.