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Phenomenological Justification of Theory of Time

Liberal Arts in Russia. 2013. Vol. 2. No. 6. Pp. 506-522.
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Perminov V. Ya.
Lomonosov Moscow State University
27/4 Lomonosov Prospekt, 119991, Moscow, Russia


The article exposes Husserl’s theory of time and provides its detailed comparison with theories of time of I. Kant and F. Brentano. The author first examines the general principles of the phenomenological theory of consciousness, and then analyzes the time concept of F. Brentano and Husserl’s criticism of these ideas, and eventually makes a comparison of Husserl’s and Kant’s theories of time. The author is inclined to conclude that progress in the interpretation of the time made by Husserl, is largely external, based on unacceptable epistemological principles. Critique of these principles the author plans to carry out in one of the next issues of the magazine.


  • • theory of time
  • • duration
  • • simultaneity
  • • intentionality
  • • category
  • • forms of sensibility
  • • constitualisation
  • • apriority
  • • epistemological principles


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