International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy

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Conversation with Husserl, 28/12/31

Dorion Cairns

pp. 61-63


Husserl said he has been working on the carrying out of a universal voluntarism. He objects to regarding such classifications of acts as Brentano's as representing true fundamental distinctions. Every act as carried out by the ego is a decision, a Bejahung,〈affirmation〉 and there is furthermore a volitional aspect in the background phenomena of the mind. There is a sort of Hintergrundsentscheidung 〈background decision〉, which is not a full ego-decision.

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Cairns Dorion (1976). Conversations with Husserl and Fink, Nijhoff, Den Haag.

Pages: 61-63

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-015-6890-6_40

Full citation:

Cairns Dorion (1976). Conversation with Husserl, 28/12/31, in Conversations with Husserl and Fink, Den Haag, Nijhoff, pp. 61-63.