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The Cartesian Meditations translation relies totally on the published textual content, edited by means of Professor S. Strasser and released within the first quantity of Husserliana: Cartesianische Meditationen und Pariser Vortrage, ISBN 90-247-0214-3. so much of Husserl's emendations, as given within the Appendix to that quantity, were taken care of as though they have been a part of the textual content. The others were translated in footnotes. Secondary attention has been given to a typescript (cited as Typescript C) on which Husserl wrote in 1933: Cartes. Meditationen / Originaltext 1929 / E. Husserl / fur Dorion Cairns. Its use of emphasis and citation marks conforms extra heavily to Husserl s perform, as exemplified in works released in the course of his lifetime. during this recognize the interpretation often follows Typescript C. furthermore, many of the variation readings n this typescript are greatest and feature been used because the foundation for the interpretation. the place that's the case, the broadcast textual content is given or translated in a foornote. the broadcast textual content and Typescript C were in comparison with the French translation by means of Gabrielle Pfeiffer and Emmanuel Levinas (Paris, Armand Collin, 1931). using emphasis and citation marks within the French translation corresponds extra heavily to that during Typescript C than to that during the printed textual content. usually, the place the wording of the printed textual content and that of Typescript C vary, the French translation exhibits that it was once in keeping with a textual content that corresponded extra heavily to at least one or the opposite often to Typescript C. In such situations the French translation has been quoted or stated in a foornote.

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Furthermore, the perception has horizons made up of other possibilities of perception, as perceptions that we could have, if we actively directed the course of perception otherwise: if, for example, we turned our eyes that way instead of this, or if we were to step forward or to one side, and so forth. In the corresponding memory this recurs in modified form, perhaps in the consciousness that, instead of the sides then visible in fact, I could have seen others - naturally, if I had directed my perceptual activity in a suitably different manner.

This field is eompletely unique and separate, sinee it indeed relates likewise to all the world and all the Objeetive scienees, yet does not presuppose aeeeptanee of their existenee, and sinee thereby it is separated from all these seienees, yet does not in any manner adjoin them. § 14. The stream of eogitationes. Cogito and eogitatum. We now shift the weight of transeendental evidenee of the ego cogito (this word taken in the broadest Cartesian sense) from the identical ego to the manifold cogitationes, the flowing eonscious life in which the identical Ego (mine, the meditator's) lives - no matter what may define these expressions more particularly.

Not that we intend to abandon the great Cartesian thought of attempting to find in transeendental subjectivity the deepest grounding of all sciences and even of the being of an Objective world. If we were to abandon that thought, we should not be following Cartesian paths of meditation at all; our divergencies would be more than modifications prompted by ·criticism. But perhaps, with the Cartesian discovery of the transeendental ego, a new idea of the grounding of knowledge also becomes disclosed: the idea of it as a transeendental grounding.

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