The author’s focus is on the comparison of two phenomenologist, one of them being the founding father of phenomenology, the another a French phenomenologist of the second generation. The key issue of the comparison is the constitution of the cultural world implying the confrontation with human sciences. This is something tried already by Husserl, who was influenced in his endeavor by Dilthey (the evidence of it is one of the last volumes of Huserliana (No XXXIX). Ricœur’s hermeneutics of culture also aimed at a dialogue with humanities, although for him this “Diltheyan turn” remained unnoticed: the above mentioned volume of Husserliana has not been at his disposal when he was opening the phenomenology to humanities.
Contemporary philosophy, E. Husserl, P. Ricœur, Phenomenology, Philosophy of culture, W. Dilthey