Conversation with Husserl, 13/1/32
Sich auskennen 〈to know all about something, to be an expert on or well-trained in something〉, as, e.g., in piano-playing, is not a matter of mere nerve-habits, but is rather a matter of precipitated voluntary acts, all united in a complex structure to which, as a whole, I lend my fiat when I start playing. I do not need to lend my fiat directly to each of the subsumed acts.
Cairns Dorion (1976). Conversations with Husserl and Fink, Nijhoff, Den Haag.
Cairns Dorion (1976). Conversation with Husserl, 13/1/32, in Conversations with Husserl and Fink, Den Haag, Nijhoff, pp. 64-65.