Primordial Sense-Perception

  • Dorion Cairns
  • Lester Embree
Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 207)


The object of primordial sense perception is without cultural sense or animateness and can serve as clue to its constitution. It is in a conexus containing fluids as well as solids and also gases and a material ontology of nature could be developed but is not here. In general, it temporally endures, has spatial extendedness, and is at rest or in motion in world space. It has an inside and an outside and also texture, taste, odor, etc. and is in causal-functional relations with other such things. But it is not yet categorially formed or objectivated. Noematically it has its objective sense and manner of givenness and thus a core, some emptily as well as fully intended, there is thetic quality such that perceiving is believing, there is attending, and there are horizons of recollecting and potential intending and a genetic horizon for how the sense has been transferred.


Objective Sense Pure Possibility Material Determination Tactual Perception Transcendental Consciousness 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorion Cairns
  • Lester Embree
    • 1
  1. 1.Schmidt College of Arts and LettersFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

Personalised recommendations