An absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis.
To begin with, we put the proposition: pure phenomenology is the science of pure consciousness.
No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
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The ideal of a pure phenomenology will be perfected only by answering this question; pure phenomenology is to be separated sharply from psychology at large and, specifically, from the descriptive psychology of the phenomena of consciousness.
That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.
In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing, or perceiving, from the thing experienced, or perceived.
If a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
Psychologically experienced consciousness is therefore no longer pure consciousness; construed Objectively in this way, consciousness itself becomes something transcendent, becomes an event in that spatial world which appears, by virtue of consciousness, to be transcendent.
I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.