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Phenomenology (from Greek phainómenon and logos; literally: the science of phenomena) was one of the most significant currents of European philosophy in the 20th century. Conceived by its founding father Edmund Husserl (1859–1938) as a “rigorous science,” the doctrine was originally not situated in a Jewish frame of reference and excluded all contingent moments of origin and experience. Only …

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von Wussow, Philipp, “Phenomenology”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0626>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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