THE PROTENTION-RETENTION ASYMMETRY IN HUSSERL’S CONCEPTION OF TIME CONSCIOUSNESS

  • Cristian Dimitriu

Resumen

In this paper I shall try to clarify Husserl’s conception of time-consciousness. In particular, I try to explain what exactly the asymmetry between protention and retention consists in. I argue (i) that Rodemeyer’s understanding of the protention-retention relationship, as developed, seems misleading, mainly for two reasons: first, it does not take into account that the ‘now’ has duration; second, she conceives the relation between protention and retention as symmetric, (ii) that the asymmetry between protention and retention could be better understood if we could not only take into account the influence that retention and affect have on protention, but also if we could take into consideration the conceptual difference between surprise and disappointment. This difference, I suggest, reveals new ways to understand the protention-retention asymmetry.
Publicado
2014-03-17
Como citar
DIMITRIU, Cristian. THE PROTENTION-RETENTION ASYMMETRY IN HUSSERL’S CONCEPTION OF TIME CONSCIOUSNESS. Praxis Filosófica Nueva Serie, [S.l.], p. 209-229, mar. 2014. ISSN 2389-9387. Disponible en: <http://praxis.univalle.edu.co/index.php/praxis/article/view/3460>. Fecha de acceso: 25 sep. 2017 doi: https://doi.org/10.25100/pfilosófica.v0i37.3460.

Palabras clave

Husserl; time; consciousness; protention; retention