Andrea Staiti

Phenomenology, intentionality, and truth

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Keywords: Elsenhans, Evidence, Husserl, Intentionality, Phenomenology, Truth.

This paper explores some consequences of the Husserlian concept of intentionality for a theory of truth. In the first section I present and defend three premises that underlie a phenomenological theory of truth. In the second section I sketch the basics of such theory as presented in Husserl's Logical Investigations: emptiness/fulfillment of an intention as primitive; narrow (propositional) and wide (pre-propositional) concept of truth; the connection between truth and evidence. In the conclusion I consider an objection by Theodor Elsenhans and argue that it does not go through because Husserl does not understand evidence as a criterion of truth, but rather as the experience of truth.

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