24 Jun 2009

Blending Back the Past, Husserl, para 252-253, Supplementary B1 to: On the Phenomenology of the Consciousness of Internal Time

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Blending Back the Past

Edmund Husserl

On the Phenomenology of the Consciousness of Internal Time

B: Supplementary Texts


The Suspension of Objective Time, The Temporal Object, The Phenomenology of Objectivation and its Aporiae

No. 33

Results of the Stern-Meinong Discussion

End of paragraph 252

To the gradually shaded apprehension-contents correspond the different levels of the apprehensions within a phase; and in the union of these different levels, which is an intentional union, the original past becomes constituted – constituted as continuously connected to the perceived now. What we mean, of course, is the consciousness of the past with regard to the temporal object that has run off up to the now. (241d)

Paragraph 153

The temporal object becomes constituted in a continuously unfolding act in such a way that, moment by moment, a now of the temporal object is perceived as the object’s present point while at the same time a consciousness of the past is connected at each moment with the consciousness of the present point, allowing the portion of the temporal object that has elapsed up to now to appear as just past. Apprehension-contents are there at each moment: sensations for the now and phantasms for what is past, to the extent that the past was actually intuitive. Thus far does is original temporal field extend. (241-242, emphasis mine)

Husserl, Edmund. On the Phenomenology of the Consciousness of Internal Time (1893-1917). Vol 4 ofEdmund Husserl: Collected Works. Ed. Rudolf Bernet. Trans. John Barnett Brough. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991.

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