Preliminary Remarks About the Systematic Theory of Forms of Meanings>

  • Edmund Husserl
Part of the Husserliana: Edmund Husserl – Collected Works book series (HUCO, volume 15)


Through our discussions up to this point we have acquired knowledge of the most general characteristics of the building of meanings, enough to be able now to approach the higher tasks of the systematic theory of forms. The goal is a systematic searching for and describing of the primitive forms of independent meanings closer to the apophantic thought-meanings and then, in addition, the systematic construction of all possible complexifications and modifications to be formed out of them. That presupposes that everything there is subject to laws, laws that govern the building of all meaning-forms, of all modifications and complexifications they can undergo, in the way laws for operations do. And this is actually the situation, as we shall soon become persuaded.

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  • Edmund Husserl
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  1. 1.DordrechtThe Netherlands

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