Wednesday, December 25, 2013

It seems appropriate to say that phenomenology is "metalogical."  On the one hand phenomenology happens prior to logic -- as in the apprehension of essences, i.e., eidetic intuition -- but on the other hand posterior to logic -- as in reflection of the nature of logic as a complete organism.  Logic is properly something which happens in the natural attitude:  it is propositional reflection.  Phenomenology transcends argumentation to the realm or "space" of truthfulness, of truth as known or as mine.  Certainly there is a continuous dialectic and dialogue between logical and phenomenological (metalogical) thought. Appropriating the medieval categories, one might say that logic is Ratio and phenomenology is Intellectus.