Dorion Cairns, Empirical Types, and the Field of Consciousness

Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 66)


After a sketch of how Cairns learned from his master, a phenomenology is offered of how eidē are always intended to, i.e., at least when situated in what Aron Gurwitsch called the margin of the field of consciousness, a matter that becomes clearer when a case of what Husserl called “empirical types” is considered. A manuscript by Cairns on eideation, including empirical types, which are vague eidē, IS edited in the appendix.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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