The Relationship Between Immanence and Transcendence in the Temporal Investigations of Agostino and Husserl



The investigations of time contained in Book XI of the Confessions have represented for Edmund Husserl an important point of reference for developing the phenomenological research that precisely in the phenomenon of temporality perceives one of the deepest manifestations of the ego. The aim of this work is to verify the extent to which Augustinian intuitions, which arose from the investigation of the relationship between transcendence and immanence, influenced phenomenology. It will be discovered that the relational and affectionate character attributed by Agostino to the time anticipates some of the themes that Husserl deals with only from the ’20s with the development of genetic phenomenology.


Augustine, Husserl, Confessions, Transcendence, Temporality, Phenomenology, Affection, Genetic phenomena

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Graduated in Philosophical Sciences at the State University of Milan, she mainly dealt with modern and contemporary philosophy, investigating the phenomenological studies of Husserl and Heidegger and the thought of Descartes and Leibniz. After becoming a teacher, she published several educational and cultural articles, taking part as a speaker in conferences and taking part in training courses for teachers. She is currently working at the Visitandine Malpighi high school in Castel San Pietro Terme.

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