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Edmund Husserl on Thing in itself - Dictionary of Arguments

Gadamer I 451
Thing in itself/Husserl/Gadamer: Phenomenologically speaking, the "thing in itself" consists in nothing other than the continuity with which the perspective shadows of the perception of things are intertwined, as Husserl has shown(1).
Gadamer: Whoever contrasts "the being for itself" with these must either think theologically - in which case, the "being for itself" is not for him or her, but for God alone - or this person will think luciferically, as one who wants to prove his or her own divinity to him- or herself by having the whole world obey him or her - in which case, to this person, to be by oneself, is a limitation of the omnipotence of his or her imagination.

1. Husserl, Ideen 1, § 41.
2. It is therefore a mere misunderstanding to invoke the view of the world against idealism, be it transcendental or the philosophy of language. In doing so, one misjudges the methodological meaning of idealism, whose metaphysical form can be considered as overcome since Kant (see Kant's refutation of idealism (in the Critique of Pure Reason, B 274ff).

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
E. Husserl
I Peter Prechtl, Husserl zur Einführung, Hamburg 1991
II "Husserl" in: Eva Picardi et al., Interpretationen - Hauptwerke der Philosophie: 20. Jahrhundert, Stuttgart 1992
Gadamer I
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik 7. durchgesehene Auflage Tübingen 1960/2010

Gadamer II
H. G. Gadamer
The Relevance of the Beautiful, London 1986
German Edition:
Die Aktualität des Schönen: Kunst als Spiel, Symbol und Fest Stuttgart 1977

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