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Husserl's Phenomenology and Two Terms of Noema and Noesis

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In Ideas, Husserl usesthis pair of terms, "Noema" and "Noesis" to refer to correlated elements of the structure of any intentional act. In fact in Ideas, Husserl uses the term ‘Noesis’ to refer to intentional acts or “act-quality” and ‘Noema’ to refer to what, in the Logical Investigationshad been referred to as “act-matter”. He also says that every intentional act has noetic content. This noetic content is that mental act-process which becomes directed towards the intentionally held object. Every act also has a Noematic correlate that which is meant by it. In other words, every intentional act has an "I-pole and an "object-pole. According to Husserl, noesis is the real content, namely, noesis is real character, the part of the act that gives the character to a thing. Noema is the ideal essence of the character. Husserl says also about the noema as the Sinn or sense of the act. Husserl also, refers to full noema. According to Husserl the full noema is the object of the act as meant in the act, the perceived object as perceived, the judged object as judged, and so on. In fact the full noema is a complex structure comprised of at least a noematic sense and a noematic core.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 53)
F. Rassi and Z. Shahabi, "Husserl's Phenomenology and Two Terms of Noema and Noesis", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 53, pp. 29-34, 2015
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