Thetic Quality

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


Also called positional characteristics, thetic qualities in noemata first of all are “doxic,” which is to say that they relate to believing, doubting, asserting, denying, positing as probable or likely, etc. Correlatively, the object is held to exist in one or another way, “existence” taken in a wide signification whereby “2 ;+ ;2 ;= ;4” can be said to exist since it is believed in. Valuing analogously posits axiologically and there is goodness that can be predicated. Willing with the practical characters of ends and means is also analogous and positing of these three kinds can be certain or probable as well as positive and negative, etc. Such things can be discerned in transcendental reflection. Furthermore, there is a difference between what is factual or real and what is the object of phantasy, which is furthermore different from picture-consciousness.


Wide Sense Intended Object Objective Sense Left Margin Pure Possibility 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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