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Origin of organization

Aron Gurwitsch

pp. 23-53

Above we mentioned James's distinction between "focus" and "margin." If there is a certain organization in the "field of consciousness," it must not, according to James, be considered as a primary, original, and authentic feature of experience. Whatever organization exists in conscious life is bestowed and superimposed on it from without. James abided by this tenet throughout all stages of his development.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-3346-8_3

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Gurwitsch, A. (2010). Origin of organization, in The collected works of Aron Gurwitsch (1901-1973) III, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 23-53.

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