Edmund Husserl’s Idea of Going Back to the Things in Themselves

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Edmund Husserl’s Idea of Going Back to the Things in Themselves I. Introduction: The main problem of this work is to laid down the ideas of what Husserl really meant of zu den sachen slebst. This paper will also see the difference of Husserl’s method in knowing things compared to the methods or to the process in knowing of other philosophers just like of Aristotle and Descartes to name a few. Basically, the researcher will try to follow the idea on how Husserl finds the way of going back to the things in themselves. The researcher considers that it can only be done by more focusing on the method to which Husserl asserted in knowing the essence of things. With this matter, the researcher anticipates that this paper will serve as a gadfly of those people who are already enclosed by the presuppositions, beliefs, judgments, prejudices, and biases that hinders them of being a pure consciousness. It is now our concern to know and follow the ideas of Husserl in knowing the essence of things. Edmund Husserl’s Phenomenology: a means to arrive the vista of transcendentally purified phenomena. To begin this paper, it is more appropriate to talk first about the method which Husserl fashioned in order for man to get back to the things in themselves, and this method is what he called phenomenological reduction. In this method we can see the process step by step on how we may able to attain the new region of knowledge which Husserl wanted man to arrive, the vista of transcendentally purified phenomena. But before Husserl came, it is good to be reminded that the period of modernity also aims the foundation of sciences. Rene Descartes which is the father of modern philosophy and one of the forerunners of this period aims to the certainty or validity of things through his famous method, the universal doubt. We will lay down later on the distinction of these two methods, the
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