Single Idea 22205

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 2. Self-Evidence]

Full Idea

So-called feelings of self-evidence, of intellectual necessity, and however they may otherwise be called, are just theoretically invented feelings.

Gist of Idea

Feelings of self-evidence (and necessity) are just the inventions of theory


Edmund Husserl (Ideas: intro to pure phenomenology [1913], I.2.021)

Book Reference

Husserl,Edmund: 'Ideas: general introduction to pure phenomenology', ed/tr. Boyce Gibson,W [Routledge 2012], p.39

A Reaction

This seems to be a dismissal of the a priori necessary on the grounds that it is 'theory-laden' - which is why it has to be bracketed in order to do phenomenology.

Related Idea

Idea 22207 Epoché or 'bracketing' is refraining from judgement, even when some truths are certain [Husserl]