The Ontological Content of Pre-predicative Experience

Yajun Wu
School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming-650500, China.
Xia Kang
Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong-999077, China.

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Abstract

From epistemological and methodological perspectives, the pre-predicative experience is essential for the self-performed knowledge assessment. Husserl speaks about the “self-evident” knowledge in the context of phenomenological reduction, and the concept of self-evidence is postulated to unfold as part of pre-predicative experience. However, Husserl does not explain the content of the latter. This article conducts a comprehensive study of the attributes of pre-predicative experience and precedent phenomenon alongside three dimensions of order, category, and function. The analysis argues that the pre-predicative experience is influenced by precedent knowledge.

Keywords

  • Ontological Content,
  • Phenomenology,
  • Pre-Predicative Experience,
  • Precedent Phenomenon,
  • Self-Evidence of Knowledge

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Volume 4, Issue 4, Year 2021

Published 2021-12-27

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