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Erscheinung in der Schwebe zwischen Sein und Schein: von Herbart zu Husserl

Horizon, Fenomenologiceskie Issledovania. 2013. Vol. 2. No. 2. P. 7-16.

The paper deals with the dynamics of appearance, which is in a constant oscillation between being
and seeming. This is an apodictical formal law of the life of consciousness: «so much seeming, so much
being». In order to clarify this, we thematize a methodological proposal made by Johann Friedrich
Herbart, which would be systematically applied by Edmund Husserl. The proposal consists in «leav-
ing any object to oscillate between being and non-being». By developing this proposal, we examine
phenomenological work as a praxis aiming at the «enrichment of sense» and a «self-transformation of
subjectivity». We conclude the essay by providing some remarks on how phenomenology could fruit-
fully appropriate Herbart’s philosophical insights.