The First Task of Philosophy: The Reactivation of Genesis

in The Problem of Genesis in Husserl's Philosophy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780226143156
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226143774 | DOI:
The First Task of Philosophy: The Reactivation of Genesis

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This chapter establishes the intentional genesis of Geometry and defines the type of analysis by which it must always be possible to grasp again the transcendental originality of a historical production of consciousness at its origin. From the creative origin, genesis is a “continual synthesis” in which all the productions are present and valid and form a totality, in such a way that each presents the “whole production” which is a total premise for the production of the superior stage. The problem of the origin of geometry must be guided by a knowledge of the structures of principle such as originary foundation, originary material, originary certainty, sedimentation, and reactivation. Indeed, failing to seize the a priori concrete sense of the technological genesis, Husserl must invoke a hidden reason in history, which every reactivation of genesis will unveil.

Keywords: genesis of Geometry; consciousness; whole production; genesis; Husserl

Chapter.  4158 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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