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A fenomenológiával való megismerkedésem
My Way to Phenomenology

Author(s): László Tengelyi
Subject(s): Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: László Tengelyi; phenomenology; Nicolai Hartmann; Rudolf Bernet; Klaus Held; Bernhard Waldenfels; Marc Richir

Summary/Abstract: In this interview, László Tengelyi answers the question of the Hungarian Phenomenological Society: “how did you arrive to the phenomenological tradition and to phenomenological thinking?” The form of the answer is an essay which was written in 2006. Tengelyi describes his first encounter with Husserl and Heidegger through Nicolai Hartmann’s aesthetics and ontology. This attraction was deepened during his 1988-89 stay in Leuven with the support of the Soros Foundation. Rudolf Bernet and other prominent phenomenologists (Klaus Held, Bernhard Waldenfels, Marc Richir) convinced him that phenomenology is one of the possible ways of original thinking. What distinguishes phenomenology from other contemporary schools of thought (structuralism, analytical philosophy, critical social philosophy) is its inner relation to the whole tradition of Western philosophy. That is why phenomenology, “with its historical saturation”, is able to maintain a kind of spiritual vigilance in the philosophical practice.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 63-66
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Hungarian