Part III


Husserl’s phenomenology seeks to preserve both [acts and objects] as irreducible elements. Thanks to the dis-covery of the intentionality of consciousness, for which Brentano paved the way, and by virtue of the correlation it establishes between noetic acts and noematic contents, phenomenology claims to be able to assure both the reciprocal independence between objects and the procedures via which they are accessed, and the higher unity in which they both find their source and meaning [signification]. And so it partially vindicates both of the doctrines of which it represents a deepening synthesis—logicism and the theory of consciousness—by restoring them to their proper place through a mode of reconciliation akin to that operated by Leibniz and Kant.…