The Horizonal Character of Phenomena and the Shining-forth of Things

The Horizonal Character of Phenomena and the Shining-forth of Things The Horizonal Character of Phenomena and the Shining-forth of Things TADASHI OGAWA Kyoto University I would Ž rst like to summarize here my thesis concerning “the horizonal char- acter of the appearance of things,” based on my work The Logos of Phenomena. 1 Husserl’s concept of horizon undergoes a development from the subjective phase of “ Erlebnis ” (lived experience) to the so-called objective phase of “the appearance of things.” The Ž rst phase can be seen in his major work Ideen , and the second in the posthumous book Experience and Judgement , edited by Ludwig Landgrebe, the well-known private assistant of Husserl. 2 This point has been argued by eminent Husserl scholars such as Hans-Urlich Hoche and Severin Müller. 3 Using the phrase “the quasi-objective aspect of the horizon,” I wish to point out that the appearance of a thing transcends the subjective stream of consciousness, the “ Erlebnisstrom ,” and Ž rst originates ( Japanese: shôki , German: ereignet ) in a presubjective and preobjective dimension of appearance. In this sense the concept of the horizon is expanded from that of the subjective stream of consciousness to that of the objective world. In Ideen I Research in Phenomenology Brill

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