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Single Idea 21220

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / B. Certain Knowledge / 4. The Cogito]

Full Idea

Anything physical which is given in person can be non-existing, no mental process which is given in person can be non-existing.

Gist of Idea

The physical given, unlike the mental given, could be non-existing


Edmund Husserl (Ideas: intro to pure phenomenology [1913], II.2.046), quoted by Victor Velarde-Mayol - On Husserl 3.3.5

Book Reference

Velarde-Mayol,Victor: 'On Husserl' [Wadsworth 2000], p.57

A Reaction

This endorsement of Descartes shows how strong the influence of the Cogito remained in later continental philosophy. Phenomenology is a footnote to Descartes.