Conversation with Husserl, 16/7/26
Today I called for the last time on Husserl.The reine Grammatik 〈pure grammar〉, he said, is a more inclusive science than one might assume from the Logische Untersuchungen. Every language must a priori figure forth the form of the assertion "A is B"; furthermore, it must set forth the model forms: "A is, perhaps, B". This setting forth may be done by the tone of voice, if not expressly by special words. The word that expresses the modality may figure in an asserted whole. "A is perhaps B" may be asserted. Thus, in general, the modality may become part of the matter.
Cairns Dorion (1976). Conversations with Husserl and Fink, Nijhoff, Den Haag.
Cairns Dorion (1976). Conversation with Husserl, 16/7/26, in Conversations with Husserl and Fink, Den Haag, Nijhoff, pp. 1-1.