the mystery of the background qua background
A phenomenological/cognitivist account holds that the background is an aggregate of independent elements. For Edmund Husserl, for example, the background consists in an aggregate of implicit sedimented intentional states (Geltungen) which can in principle always be made explicit.’ As Husserl puts it: ‘[E]ven the background […] functions according to its implicit validities’ (Husserl, 1970, p. 149).
Dreyfus, H.L. (2012)., Introductory essay: the mystery of the background qua background, in Z. Radman (ed.), Knowing without thinking, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 1-10.
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