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Ontological problems

Aron Gurwitsch

pp. 369-402

The theme-thematic-field structure is a formal invariant of organization having universal significance. The structure is realized at every moment of conscious life, whatever object (in the broadest sense of the term) presents itself through a given act. As every formal invariant assumes a specific form in every concrete variety in which it is embodied, so is relevancy specified in every case in which a theme appears in a thematic field. As actually experienced, relevancy is always qualified and specified in accordance with, and in dependence upon, the material contents of both the theme and the thematic field.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-3346-8_11

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Gurwitsch, A. (2010). Ontological problems, in The collected works of Aron Gurwitsch (1901-1973) III, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 369-402.

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