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By Jon Elster

Jon Elster has written a accomplished, wide-ranging ebook at the feelings during which he considers the whole variety of theoretical ways. Drawing on background, literature, philosophy and psychology Elster offers an entire account of the position of the feelings in human habit. Combining methodological and theoretical arguments with empirical case reports and written with Elster's time-honored verve and economic climate, this publication could have a extensive attract these in philosophy, psychology, economics, political technological know-how, in addition to literary experiences, historical past, and sociology.

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15, where it is clear that in the phenomenological reduction the I is not taken as something in space and objective time; cf. also §12. — Translators’ note. 3 “(Euclidian)” later deleted. — Editor’s note. 4 5 10 15 20 25 TEXT (1910–1911) it into absolute4 evidence. Each I knows that it can err in each single case; whereas the general meaning, as expressed in statements of the aforementioned kind, is evident to it or can become so. We ourselves, as the ones making the description, do not take the trouble to determine the definitive truth of all this.

But this was connected to the different ways in which the lived body functions. §7. The natural attitude as the attitude of experience. The problem of the evidence of judgments from experience What was signified under the rubric of “finding” (vorfinden) and what is prior to all the inferential, let alone scientific, thinking is nothing other than what, in the pregnant sense of the word, is called experiencing (erfahren). The natural attitude is therefore the attitude 30 of experience. The I experiences itself and has experience of things, of lived bodies, and of other I’s.

Editor’s note. TEXT (1910–1911) 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 7 spatially different. ” Similarly, when we think of time. The same holds for things. Each person has around himself the same world and perhaps several see the same thing, the same segment of the world. But each has his thing-appearance: The same thing appears for each in a different way in accordance with the different place in space. The thing has its front and back, above and below. And what is my front of the thing is for the other perhaps its back, and so on.

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