The essay undertakes a defence of Husserl’s theory of intentionality against the argument of , idealism‘ raised in the secondary literature, which has recently been supported by analytical philosophers with the help of externalist arguments. In contrast, it shall be shown that the phenomenological method is compatible with the externalist concept of meaning. The naiverealistic world relationship that constitutes the starting point of phenomenological description is also preserved in the phenomenological attitude. The fundamental relevance which naïve realism has for phenomenology safeguards the phenomenological consciousness and meaning theory against internalistic-solipsistic misunderpretations.
|Christoph Staub. Zur Deutung der phänomenologischen Methode im Kontext der Internalismus-Externalismus-Debatte||1|