Edmund Husserl was born in Moravia in 1859 and studied mathematics and physical sciences in Vienna and Berlin. In 1884, he made the decision to devote his life to philosophy. Until his retirement in 1928, he held professorships at the universities of Halle, Gottingen, and Freiburg. In 1938, he passed away. Experience and Judgment, also published by Northwestern University Press, is one of his many published works.