Thing and Space: Lectures of 1907 / Edition 1

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This is a translation of Husserl's 'Thing-lectures' (Dingvorlesung) of 1907, published posthumously in 1973. The lectures deal with the constitution of the thing as a res extensa, an extended spatial structure filled with sensuous qualities and not yet with substantial or causal properties. Key to this phenomenological account is the role of the kinaesthetic systems of the body in the constitution of both three-dimensional space and the thing in its identity, its manifold of possible movements, and its position in relation to the ego. The 'Thing-lectures' form part of the project of a 'phenomenology and critique of reason' announced in a general introduction to the same lectures and published separately as The Idea of Phenomenology. There for the first time the idea of a transcendental phenomenology based on the principle of the phenomenological reduction was laid out. The lectures presented here thus form a striking example of the application of this idea to a concrete and fundamental field of research.

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The official title of Husserl's introductory course for the summer semester at the University of G<:o>ttingen was Main Parts of the Phenomenology and Critique of Reason, but he himself referred to the Thing-Lectures. Here they and the supplementary texts are translated from the 1973 German publication. They deal with the constitution of the thing as a , an extended spatial structure filled with sensuous qualities but not yet with substantial or causal properties. Key to his account is the role of the kinaesthetic system of the body in the constitution of both three-dimensional space and the thing in its identity, its manifold of possible movements, and its position in relation to the ego. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Section I: The Foundations of a Phenomenological Theory of Perception. 1. Fundamental Determinations of Outer Perception. 2. The Methodological Possibility of the Analysis of Perception. Section II: Analysis of Unchanged Outer Perception. 3. The Elements of Perceptual Correlation. 4. The Constitution of the Temporal and Spatial Extension of the Appearance. Section III: Analysis of the Kinetic Synthesis of Perception. Changes in Perception and Changes in Appearance. 5. The Givenness of the Thing at Rest in Continuous Courses of Perception. 6. The Possibility and Sense of an Adequate Perception of Spatial Things. 7. Recapitulation. The Analyses of Perception in the Framework of the Phenomenological Reduction. Section IV: The Significance of the Kinaesthetic Systems for the Constitution of the Perceived Object. 8. The Phenomenological Concept of Kinaesthesis. 9. The Correlation Between the Visual Field and the Kinaesthetic Sequences. 10. The Thing as Unity in the Kinaesthetically Motivated Manifold of Appearances. Section V: The Transition from the Oculomotor Field to Objective Space. The Constitution of Three-Dimensional, Spatial Corporeality. 11. Amplifications of the Oculomotor Field. 12. The Typicality of the Modifications of Appearances in the Oculomotor Field. 13. The Constitution of Space Through the Conversion of the Oculomotor Field Into an Expansional and Turning Manifold. 14. Supplementary Considerations. Section VI: The Constitution of Objective Change. 15. Qualitative Changes of the Perceptual Object. 16. The Constitution of Mere Movement. Supplementary Texts. A. Essays. B. Appendices. Index.

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