Conditional Identity and Irregular Parts: Aron Gurwitsch’s Gestalt-Theoretic Revision of the Stumpf-Husserl Conception of Independence

  • Gilbert T. Null
Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 25)


Three profound points of agreement between Aron Gurwitsch and Husserl were enough to earn Gurwitsch the title Husserlian. First, Gurwitsch accepted Husserl’s theory of intentionality generally, and Husserl’s tripartite distinction between:
  1. a)

    the mental act of attention (Vorstellung/Noesis),

  2. b)

    the sense of the act (Sinn, Noema, object as intended),

  3. c)

    and the referent of the act (Gegenstand, object which is intended) [6: 173–75; 7: 124–40; 8: 227–55].



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gilbert T. Null
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Wisconsin-Green BayUSA

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