Eugen Enyvvari's road to Göttingen and back

A case study in the Transleithanian participation in early phenomenology

Peter Andras Varga

pp. 57-78

Despite attending Husserl’s classes, participating in the discussions of the Göttingen phenomenological circle, and writing prolifically on phenomenology, Eugen Enyvvari (1884–1959) seems to have been virtually ignored by phenomenological scholarship. I use an array of unpublished sources and a survey of his juvenilia to reconstruct Enyvvari’s biography and intellectual formation, including his confrontation with Melchior Palagyi’s critique of Husserl and Bolzano. Based on both his reports and records from the Göttingen University Archives, I attempt to establish the influences to which he could have been exposed in Göttingen. I rely on a careful micro-analysis of the development of Husserl’s notion of noematical meaning at the time of Enyvvari’s stay in Göttingen in order to asses Enyvvari’s specific contribution to phenomenology and his significance from the point of view of the general historiography of phenomenology.

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DOI: 10.1007/s11212-017-9272-2

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Varga, P.A. (2017). Eugen Enyvvari's road to Göttingen and back: A case study in the Transleithanian participation in early phenomenology. Studies in East European Thought 69 (1), pp. 57-78.

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