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The Cartesian Meditations translation relies totally on the broadcast textual content, edited through Professor S. Strasser and released within the first quantity of Husserliana: Cartesianische Meditationen und Pariser Vortrage, ISBN 90-247-0214-3. so much of Husserl's emendations, as given within the Appendix to that quantity, were taken care of as though they have been a part of the textual content. The others were translated in footnotes. Secondary attention has been given to a typescript (cited as Typescript C) on which Husserl wrote in 1933: Cartes. Meditationen / Originaltext 1929 / E. Husserl / fur Dorion Cairns. Its use of emphasis and citation marks conforms extra heavily to Husserl s perform, as exemplified in works released in the course of his lifetime. during this appreciate the interpretation often follows Typescript C. additionally, a number of the variation readings n this typescript are ultimate and feature been used because the foundation for the interpretation. the place that's the case, the broadcast textual content is given or translated in a foornote. the printed textual content and Typescript C were in comparison with the French translation by means of Gabrielle Pfeiffer and Emmanuel Levinas (Paris, Armand Collin, 1931). using emphasis and citation marks within the French translation corresponds extra heavily to that during Typescript C than to that during the printed textual content. frequently, the place the wording of the broadcast textual content and that of Typescript C fluctuate, the French translation shows that it used to be according to a textual content that corresponded extra heavily to 1 or the opposite frequently to Typescript C. In such instances the French translation has been quoted or stated in a foornote.

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70 > 32 CARTESIAN MEDITATIONS follow this line of research is nothing else than to make psyehologieal deseriptions based on purely internal experience, experience of one's own conscious life, and that naturally, to keepsuch descriptions pure, one must disregard everything psychophysical. A great mistake, because a purely deseriptive psyehology of consciousness (though its true method has become understandable and available only by virtue of the new phenomenology) is not itself transeendental phenomenology as we have defined the latter, in terms of the transeendental phenomenological reduction.

The sort of combination uniting consciousness with consciousness can be characterized as synthesis, a mode of combination exclusively peculiar to consciousness. For example, if I take the perceiving of this die as the theme for my description, I see in pure reflection that "this" die is given continuously as an objective unity in a multiform and changeable multiplicity of manners of appearing, which belong determinately to it. These, in their temporal flow, are not an incoherent sequence of / subjective processes.

For indeed their particularity is particularity 1 Translator's note: In the text the pronoun is ambiguous. SECOND MEDITATION 37 within a unitary universe, which, even when we are directed to and grasping the particular, goes on "appearing" unitarily. In other words, there is always co-awareness of it, in the unity of a consciousness that can itself become a grasping consciousness, and often enough does. This consciousness is awareness of the world-whole in its own peculiar form, that of spatiotemporal endlessness.

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