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Note: this assignment is for students in Group III only.

Please respond to the following question in approximately two pages (double spaced). (Needless to say this should be your own original work.)

In §10 of the Sixth Investigation, Husserl discusses a feature which is supposedly common to several situations. For example: (1) thinking ``that is my inkpot'' (while seeing my inkpot); (2) thinking about my inkpot (``symbolically''), then seeing it; (3) listening to a melody; (4) seeing a carpet which is partly covered by furniture. What exactly are these four experiences supposed to have in common? How are they supposed to be different? What does this have to do with knowledge or recognition? What does it have to do with the nature of perception in general?

Abe Stone 2005-10-27