John Henry Newman has rightly been hailed as a giant in the Catholic intellectual tradition. His contributions to theology, literature and education have been studied at length; however, his contribution to philosophy has not received appropriate attention. This essay 1) explores Newman’s unique philosophical insights in terms of the phenomenological tradition of Edmund Husserl; 2) analyzes the transcendental approach of certain British scientists—notably Ronald Knox and Charles Darwin; and 3) discusses how Newman might be considered a phenomenologist.
Ekeh, O. (2008). The phenomenological context and transcendentalism of John Henry Newman and Edmund Husserl. Newman Studies Journal, 5(1), 35-50. doi: 10.5840/nsj2008514