The phenomenologizing of primal-phenomenality
Husserl and the boundaries of the phenomenology of time
This paper focuses on the methodical disclosure of the lowest level of the constitution of time in Husserl's phenomenology of time (especially in the C-Manuscripts), following this leading question: is it at all possible to disclose phenomenologically the primal-phenomenal constituting stream of consciousness? First, I address the different levels of constitution in order to focus on the ultimate level. Second, I analyse the "intentionality" of the primal-stream, by means of differentiating it from act-intentionality. Third, I outline the methodical function of the reduction and of the phenomenologizing ego. Fourth, I present Abbau as the methodical possibility of reaching primal-phenomenality. Fifth, I address the problem of grasping the primal-phenomenal dimension in its originality. I will argue that we can grasp this fundamental dimension by means of a "phenomenological deconstruction" of constituted experience and at the same time by putting this dimension in an intentional relationship with the phenomenologizing ego.
Niel, L. (2013). The phenomenologizing of primal-phenomenality: Husserl and the boundaries of the phenomenology of time. Husserl Studies 29 (3), pp. 211-230.
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