Single Idea 21225

[catalogued under 16. Persons / B. Nature of the Self / 4. Presupposition of Self]

Full Idea

Husserl distinguishes two sorts of egos or subjects of experience, the psychological ego and the pure ego. The psychological ego is a reality of the world, and the pure ego is a result of transcendental reduction.

Gist of Idea

The psychological ego is worldly, and the pure ego follows transcendental reduction


report of Edmund Husserl (Cartesian Meditations [1931]) by Victor Velarde-Mayol - On Husserl 4.6.1

Book Reference

Velarde-Mayol,Victor: 'On Husserl' [Wadsworth 2000], p.70

A Reaction

The sounds like embracing both the Cartesian and the Kantian egos. This is obviously the source of Sartre's interesting early book on the self. 'Transcendental reduction' is his bracketing or epoché.

Related Ideas

Idea 7114 The consciousness that says 'I think' is not the consciousness that thinks [Sartre]

Idea 21226 Husserl sees the ego as a monad, unifying presence, sense and intentional acts [Husserl, by Velarde-Mayol]