Lee Hardy

Lee Hardy is a professor of philosophy at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Nature’s Suit · Husserl’s Phenomenological Philosophy of the Physical Sciences
By Lee Hardy

Edmund Husserl, founder of the phenomenological movement, is usually read as an idealist in his metaphysics and an instrumentalist in his philosophy of science. In Nature’s Suit, Lee Hardy argues that both views represent a serious misreading of Husserl’s texts.

“Lee Hardy’s study of Husserl is an outstanding achievement. The argumentation is crisp and clear throughout, and the discussion of primary and secondary texts is lucid and detailed. Above all, he makes a very good case for an important point that is highly relevant to the current resurgence of interest in phenomenology. Against the tendency of many other interpretations, he shows how Husserl’s phenomenology is in principle compatible with a realistic understanding of modern scientific theories.”

Karl Ameriks, McMahon-Hank Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame