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Despite, or even higher through advantage of, its very brevity, visual appeal and feel is a tricky textual content to learn and comprehend, really if we make the test independently of Husserl's rules I. this can be definitely at the very least partly as a result of the purpose at the back of Shpet's paintings. at the one hand it strives to give Husserl' s most recent perspectives to a Russian philosophical viewers now not but conversant with and, possibly, now not even conscious of, his transcendental idealist flip. With this objective any studying might perforce be exacting. but, nonetheless, Shpet has made scant concession to his public. certainly, his textual content is much more compressed, specially within the an important components facing the sense-bestowing function of cognizance, than Husserl' s personal. For all that, Shpet has no longer bequeathed to us easily an abbreviated paraphrase nor a selective statement on principles I, even though at many issues it's only that. quite, the textual content mainly is a severe engagement with Husserl' s notion, the place Shpet between different issues refonnulates or no less than provides Husserl's phenomenology from the viewpoint of hoping to light up a conventional philosophical challenge in an intensive demeanour. considering that Husserl's textual content was once released in basic terms in 1913 and Shpet's seemed someday in the course of 1914, the latter should have been conceived, proposal via, and written in amazing haste. certainly, Shpet had already complete a primary draft and was once busy with a revision of it by means of the top of 1913.

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Let us examine more closely the relationship between perception and what is apprehended, namely the thing in perception (as indeed between any cogitatio and cogitatum), viewing it not from the standpoint of some theory, regardless of whether it be that of a physicist, a psychologist, or of a primitive, "naive" person. Rather, as befits the fundamental science let us examine perception and the apprehended in their immediate givenness. We will approach closer to our goal of determining the essence of pure con~ sciousness if we proceed by way of a clarification of the problem concerning the interrelation between the transcendent something and consciousness.

90. There is no need to speak of Hegel. It goes without saying that Schelling's idea of "identity" is of relevance here although there is already nothing new to add here. Phenomenology occupies an original place in relation to ontology in Lotze. See his Grundzuge der Metaphysik, Leipzig, 1883. Cf. also Class, Untersuchungen zur Phiinomenologie und Ontologie des menschlichen Geistes, Leipzig, 1896. 3. Ideas, p. XVII; cf. p. 148. 4. Ideas, p. 5ff. 5. Husserl, "Philosophy as a Rigorous Science," op.

B. " c. Cf. Ideas, p. " d. Cf. Ideas, pp. 40-42. e. e. of phenomenology's Object of study. f. Cf. Aristotle's words in the Metaphysics: "A further difficulty is raised by the fact that all knowledge is of universals and of the 'such,' but substance is not a universal, but is rather a 'this' - a separable thing ... " The Basic Works of Aristotle, ed. 854. g. Although Shpet's peculiar formulati()n here, at least in terms of its spirit, has roots deep within Husserl' s own thought, it can also be found, and indeed in so many words, in Aristotle.

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