This is the first English translation of Husserliana XXIII, the volume in the critical edition of Edmund Husserl's works that gathers together a rich array of posthumous texts on representational consciousness. The lectures and sketches comprising Husserliana XXIII come from a period of enormous productivity and pivotal development in Husserl's philosophical life, extending from the years immediately preceding the Logical Investigations (1900-01) almost to the time of his retirement in 1928. They make available the most profound and comprehensive Husserlian account of image consciousness the awareness we have when we look at a picture or see a play and of its relation to art and the aesthetic. They explore phantasy in depth, and furnish nuanced accounts of perception and memory. They enrich the Husserlian analysis of time consciousness and offer a fascinating picture of the sometimes tortuous paths Husserl took in his efforts to comprehend how the forms of representation are constituted and how they are related to one another and to perception.
Translator's Introduction.- The Question Of Phantasy Presentation In Contrast To Perceptual Presentation.- Interpretation Of Phantasy Presentation As Image Presentation (Imagination) Just Like Physical Image Presentation.- Imaging Consciousness In Its Immanent Function And In Its Symbolic Function - On The Aesthetic Contemplation Of An Image - Inquiry Into The Relationship Of The Founding Apprehension In Phantasy Consciousness And In Image Consciousness To Perceptual Apprehension.- Differences Between Ordinary Image-Presentation And Phantasy Presentation.- Phantasy Appearance In Contrast To Physical Image Appearance And Perceptual Appearance.- Exposition Recapitulating The View That Phantasy Presentation Can Be Interpreted As Imaging Presentation.- Attempt At Establishing An Essential Distinction Between Phantasy Presentation And Imaging Presentation.- Results; And Preview Of The Analyses Of Time Consciousness.- The Question Of The Phenomenological Distinction Between Sensation And Phantasm And The Question Of The Relationship Between Perception And Phantasy.- Appendices.
The first English translation of Husserliana XXIII
Makes available the most profound and comprehensive Husserlian account of image consciousnes
Explores phantasy in depth and furnishes nuanced accounts of perception and memory