“I can see spread out before me
the endlessly open plains of true philosophy,
the ‘promised land’,
though its thorough cultivation will come after me”
--Edmund Husserl, “Introduction (1931),” prepared for the English translation of Ideas I, p. 429.
“living is … in a certain sense, an experiencing.”
- --“So zu leben ist … in gewissem Sinn ein Erleben” (Husserl, Hua 25:144—the Analecta Husserliana: The Yearbook of Phenomenological Research, published first by Kluwer in 1968 (now Springer), is a vast multivolume series of Husserl translations and other scholarly research continuing his phenomenological project; noted by volume: page). In comparison: “I live by tangible experience and not by logical explanation” (Georges Bataille, “The Torment,” in Inner Experience, pp.31-61, trans. Leslie Anne Boldt (New York: SUNY Press, 1988), reprinted in The Bataille Reader, eds. Fred Botting and Scott Wilson, pp.64-91 (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd., 1997), 64).
“Perception is not some empty ‘having’ of perceived things,
but rather a flowing lived experience
of subjective appearances synthetically uniting themselves
in a consciousness
of the self-same entity existing in this way or that.”
--Husserl, “Phenomenology: The Encyclopedia Britannica Article, Draft A,” trans. Thomas Sheehan, p. 2.
“Finally, the possibility of a boundlessly all-inclusive, purely subjective mode of consideration must be clarified, one which consistently recognizes as subjective all producings carried out in subjectivity, including the objectivizing ones—by means of the inseparable unity of producing with the produced formations—a mode of consideration which thereby includes in ultimately encompassing subjectivity all objectivity precisely as a product to be shaped in subjectivity."
--Husserl, Hua 9:150.