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By Edmund Husserl

This e-book makes to be had to the English reader the vast majority of the shorter philosophical works, released or unpublished, that Husserl produced so that it will the phenomenological leap forward recorded in his Logical Investigations of 1900-1901. right here one sees Husserl's process rising step-by-step, and such an important substantive conclusions as that in regards to the nature of excellent entities and the prestige the intentional `relation' and its `objects'. Husserl's literary encounters with a number of the best thinkers of his day illuminates either the context and the content material of his concept. the various groundbreaking analyses supplied in those texts have been by no means back to take delivery of the thorough expositions present in those early writings.
Early Writings within the Philosophy of common sense and Mathematics is vital examining for college students of Husserl and all those that enquire into the character of mathematical and logical wisdom.

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Intuition is "the simple state of being-turned-to a Present (Priisent) content .... " {p. 327} The "intention" of the act finds complete "satisfaction" in the content upon which it is directed. This is possible, but also may be lacking, in a wide range of acts, including act of conceptualization and phantasy, TRANSLATOR'S INTRODUCTION XXXIII as well as of perception. {pp. 150-151} To repeat, 'abstract' contents are, in general, as susceptible to intuition as are concrete ones. {p. 152} We also find that representations are sometimes formed by substituting genuinely intuited contents for supposedly intuited ones - such as the ideal forms of geometry, which no one can literally see - and by utilizing signs as representations of what they designate.

But they have not prevailed. And this is probably because, more fortunate in critique than in construction, they did not master the issues; but especially because, condemning where they did not understand, they improperly restricted the range of the calculus - which was at least secured by an immense number of fortunate applications. Disregarding these exceptions, it almost 4 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 PHILOSOPHY OF LOGIC AND MATHEMATICS appears as if the present age - which, after all, does so much pride itself on its logical insight into the essence of mathematics, and which [377] so haughtily scorns the unclarity of its ancestors - has lost all sensitivity to fundamental difficulties.

P. 161; cf. } We should note that in this quotation we come upon another one of those descriptive reference points which serves to anchor vast stretches of Husserl's work. " {p. " More content is not what constitutes the 'shifts' noticeable here. " {p. 163} Consequently, words heard are not, when functioning meaningfully, to be described as intuited. Sign consciousness does not consist in intuitions of the symbols plus something more. " {p. 164; cf. 349, 390n & 413} Many types of the higher order and more complicated acts TRANSLATOR'S INTRODUCTION XXXVII require an elaborate interweaving of intuitions and Representations.

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