From: Malcolm Riddoch <riddoch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 13:31:45 +0800 (WST)
On Mon, 14 Apr 1997, Paul Murphy wrote:
> *Verhaeltnis*. The latter is an ordinary German
> noun to which Heidegger is likely to be appealing through the term
> Verhaltenheit; I am mostly unfamiliar with BzP, but I imagine Heid. is
> effecting a characteristic 'distancing' operation on Verhaeltnis to draw
> out the '-halten' root. And 'retention' belongs to this constellation of
> nouns, in that it translates the German 'Behalten'.
Husserl uses Retention for retention, to retain a 'fresh memory', it's the
ongoing structure of intentional synthesis, how we can 'transcend' one
intuition to the the next within the 'prephenomenal, preimmanent
temporality (Zeitlichkeit) of the flux of experience'. He also calls this
retention a Festhalthung or a 'holding-on', and it is simply the
possibility of perceiving objects as enduring 'in time' based on this
'pre-objective' notion of temporal flux. This notion of retention also
becomes the methodological ground of Husserl's transcendental reduction as
the retention of retention i.e. the 'absolute self-consciousness' of the
thinking subject and so on into his Cartesian reduction... More or less
what Heidegger seems to deconstruct in those passages on the temporality
of the ego cogito or Dasein's self-projection.
Now I know Heidegger trashes Husserl's systematic phenomenology and its
subjective bias but he seems strangely silent on the temporal aspects of
Husserl's thinking. I'm trying to make my way through these early writings
after LI and this notion of Verhaltenheit just keeps coming to mind. It's
kind of a tenuous connection but I think one that ecstatic temporality in
SZ seems to stand between.
But this is just a side note to this thread, the context of my original
question. Does the Beitraege shed any light on the temporal aspects of
Verhaltenheit, apart from the fact that it is the ground of care?
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