Online a new article for the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology by Hynek Janoušek (Czech Academy of Sciences).
Hynek Janoušek – “Brentano and Husserl on Hume’s Moral Philosophy”
JBSP (Received 30 Jul 2023, Accepted 14 Jan 2024, Published online: 29 Jan 2024).
Abstract: The article analyses the reception of Hume’s moral philosophy in the lectures and manuscripts of Edmund Husserl and in the published lectures of Franz Brentano, on which Husserl originally based his views. I first present the reasons that led Brentano to appreciate Hume’s sentimentalist background in moral philosophy and to criticize Hume’s relativism. I then show how Husserl, following the critique of psychologism in his Logical Investigations, builds on this starting point and attempts to show a possible contradictory nature of Hume’s moral relativism. Finally, I consider whether Hume’s doctrine contains phenomenological insights that Husserl overlooks.
Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2024.2308281
Hynek Janoušek, Department of Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
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