Lilian Alweiss

Lilian Alweiss is a lecturer in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin. She is the author of a number of articles and has edited a special issue on McDowell's Mind and World for the Journal of the British Society of Phenomenology.

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The World Unclaimed · A Challenge to Heidegger's Critique of Husserl
By Lilian Alweiss

The World Unclaimed argues that Heidegger's critique of modern epistemology in Being and Time is seriously flawed. Heidegger believes he has done away with epistemological problems concerning the external world by showing that the world is an existential structure of Dasein. However, the author argues that Heidegger fails to make good his claim that he has “rescued” the phenomenon of the world, which he believes the tradition of philosophy has bypassed.

The World Unclaimed is a truly philosophical text and a solid work of scholarly erudition. It provides an excellent presentation of the issues at stake in the disagreement between Heidegger and Husserl and gives the latter a second chance without falling into Husserlian apologetics. I am impressed by Alweiss's uncommon familiarity with both continental and analytic philosophy and by the maturity of her philosophical judgments.”

Rudolf Bernet, Director of the Husserl Archive and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Leuven, Belgium