May 15, 2023
#21: A Case Study in Thinking Christianly and Making a Difference: Edmund Husserl
In this episode we do a case study of someone who wove together a number of the themes we have talked about in earlier episodes, including the importance of a commitment to truth and the life of the mind, being a part of a vibrant faith community, dealing with challenges, and being faithful to God’s call. These lessons from the life of philosopher Edmund Husserl, as well as some of his philosophical insights, provide great encouragement and challenge for Christians today.
In this podcast, we discuss:
Who Edmund Husserl is and why his work matters to Christians.
How others helped Husserl, JP, Stan, and Jordan in their journeys.
How commitment to the truth lead us to be counter-cultural.
How we can be faithful through lonely and challenging times.
Unexpected ways God uses the seeds we plant to bring Him glory.
How Husserl’s philosophical insights help shape our understanding of what is true, good, and beautiful.
Resources and Citations:
Dermot Moran, Edmund Husserl: Founder of Phenomenology
Herbert Spiegelberg, The Phenomenological Movement
Marianne Sawicki, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Edmund Husserl (1859-1938)
Roman Ingarden and Edmund Husserl, Briefe an Roman Ingarden: Mit Erläuterungen und Erinnerungen an Husserl
Karl Schuhmann, Husserl-Chronik: Denk- und Lebensweg Edmund Husserls
Hanne Jacobs, The Husserlian Mind
Britannica, German philosopher: Edmund Husserl
Edmund Husserl, Obituary Notice of Adolf Reinach
Karl Schuhmann, Dariusz Bęben, Husserl i Masaryk
K. Chesterton, Quote from Orthodoxy