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Single Idea 21221

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / E. Direct Knowledge / 1. Intuition]

Full Idea

Immediate 'seeing', not merely sensuous, experiential seeing, but seeing in the universal sense as an originally presenting consciousness of any kind whatsoever, is the ultimate legitimising source of all rational assertions.

Gist of Idea

Direct 'seeing' by consciousness is the ultimate rational legitimation

Source

Edmund Husserl (Ideas: intro to pure phenomenology [1913], I.19), quoted by Victor Velarde-Mayol - On Husserl 3.3.5

A Reaction

Husserl is (I gather from this) a classic rationalist. Just like Descartes' judgement of the molten wax.

Book Reference

Velarde-Mayol,Victor: 'On Husserl' [Wadsworth 2000], p.57