Husserl’s transcendental phenomenology as a philosophical foresight of the information era

Vladimir A. Kutyrev
Lobachevsky State Uni­ver­si­ty of Nizh­ni Nov­gorod

Husserl’s tran­scen­den­tal phe­nom­e­nol­o­gy as a philo­soph­i­cal fore­sight of the infor­ma­tion era

Abstract. In this paper, we sug­gest an updat­ed idea about the devel­op­ment of phi­los­o­phy in the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry. Its his­tor­i­cal mean­ing is in the tran­si­tion from meta­physics to tran­scen­den­tal­ism, from the real­is­tic mod­el of the world to the post­mod­ernist one. We demon­strate that tran­scen­den­tal phe-nom­e­nol­o­gy is a fore­run­ner of struc­tur­al and in-for­ma­tion rev­o­lu­tions. It devel­oped the cat­e­gories that appear spec­u­la­tive counter-parts of the con­cep­tu­al appa­ra­tus of infor­ma­tion­al­ism. The “key­word” of phe­nom­e­nol­o­gy is noe-ma = a thing of con­scious­ness = a men­tal con-scious­ness thing, which is infor­ma­tion about a thing. Tran­scen­den­tal-cog­ni­tive mod­el­ling turns all things into num­bers. It results in a denial of human­i­ty and their life-world by techno­science. Husserl seems to be the first ide­ol­o­gist and, at the same time, the first crit­i­cist of the Trans­mod­ern era.

Key­words: tran­scen­den­tal­ism, Husserl, phe­nom­e­nol­o­gy, noe­ma, infor­ma­tion, post­mod­ern, sub­ject, agent, dig­i­tal­ism.

DOI: 10.5840/dspl2018117


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