The worldhood of the world and the worldly character of objects in Husserl
Edmund Husserl observes that "the task of a systematic analysis and description" of the world is "a major and difficult problem." As his inquiry develops it spells out, without endangering the coherency of his account, six characterizations that can be grouped into three pairs each with its own distinctive feature. The first pair turns on uniqueness and concerns the world as the universal horizon and its thematization in a world-representation. The second pair highlights the essential unity of the world and depicts it as a totality connected by a form. The third pair focuses on the temporal structure of horizonality and shows the world both as a ground that is the outcome of past experiences and sustains present modalizations, and as an idea that is open for future world-experience.
Walton, R. (2010)., The worldhood of the world and the worldly character of objects in Husserl, in T. Nenon & P. Blosser (eds.), Advancing phenomenology, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 139-155.
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