Single Idea 22209

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / a. Nature of Being]

Full Idea

We could refer to our goal as the winning of a new region of Being, the distinctive character of which has not yet been defined.

Gist of Idea

Our goal is to reveal a new hidden region of Being


Edmund Husserl (Ideas: intro to pure phenomenology [1913], II.2.033)

Book Reference

Husserl,Edmund: 'Ideas: general introduction to pure phenomenology', ed/tr. Boyce Gibson,W [Routledge 2012], p.61

A Reaction

The obvious fruit of this idea, I would think, is Heidegger's concept of Da-sein, which claims to be a distinctively human region of Being. I'm not sure I can cope with the claim that Being itself (a very broad-brush term) has hidden regions.

Related Ideas

Idea 22208 'Bracketing' means no judgements at all about spatio-temporal existence [Husserl]

Idea 22211 As a thing and its perception are separated, two modes of Being emerge [Husserl]