Gaston Bachelard and his reactions to phenomenology

  title={Gaston Bachelard and his reactions to phenomenology},
  author={A. Vydra},
  journal={Continental Philosophy Review},
  • A. Vydra
  • Published 2014
  • Philosophy
  • Continental Philosophy Review
In this essay, I show how the French philosopher of science, Gaston Bachelard, reacted to the idea of phenomenology at different stages of his philosophical development. During the early years, Kantianism (through a Schopenhauerian reading of Kant) had the greatest influence on his understanding of phenomenology. Even if he always considered phenomenology a valuable method, Bachelard believed that the term noumenon is necessary, not for a full description of reality, but for probing possible… Expand