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JOURNAL OF EAST-WEST THOUGHT No.1, Vol.14, Spring 2024

Reality, Real Being, and Phenomenological Noumenology

 

Josef Maria Seifert

 

Edited by X. Chen and J. Z. Ding
With an introduction by Xunwu Chen

 

Introduction  1

 

Chapter One: THE PRIMORDIAl PHENOMENON OF REALITY

1. What is Reality and Real Existence?  13
2. Husserl's Twofold Error in the Characterization of “Reality”  14
3. Scheler's Incorrect Assertion about Reality and its Primary Criterion and Form of Cognition  18
4. The Irreducible and Indefinable Primordial Phenomenon of Reality Enables its Grasp through its Opposites and Essential Features  19
5. The “Final Being” of the Real Beings  22

 

Chapter Two: PHENOMENOLOGY AS NOUMENOLOGY

1. Indubitable Knowledge of Real Being in the Cogito  41
2. Characteristics of Essentially Necessary States of Affairs 62
3. Critical Reflections on the Immediate Datum of the Real Being of the Conscious Self and His Acts A Realist Phenomenological Response to David Hume’s Denial of Personal Identity  83
4. Kant’s Objections against the Cogito and Replies   90
5. Knowledge of Other Persons “I” – “Thou” – “He”/ “She”  97

 

Chapter Three: FROM CONTINGENT BEINGS TO THE MOST REAL ENS NECESSARIUM

1. From Contingent Beings to the Necessary Being  100
2. From Being in Time that Moves towards Nothingness to Eternal and Most Real Being  109

 

About the Author  113
 

JOURNAL OF EAST-WEST THOUGHT No.2, Vol.14, Summer 2024