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DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631207535.1997.x


The name of a philosophical method first introduced by the German philosopher Edmund H usserl in and around 1905. “Bracketing” means “putting out of operation.” The phenomenologist, Husserl insisted, must “bracket,” that is “suspend his belief in,” “not make any use of” all presuppositions, all that he already believes in, in order to be able to do presuppositionless description of experience. “Bracketing” is not denying, nor does it amount to doubting. It amounts to “neutralizing” one's attitude toward what one brackets. When you “bracket” something, something else remains outside the bracket. Husserl called it the phenomenological “residue.” ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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