Edmund Husserl's Origin of Geometry. An Introduction
by Derrida, Jacques (1989)
Husserl's task is thus all the more hazardous, and his freedom with respect to empirical knowledge is more difficult to justify at first sight. In fact we now wonder about the sense of the production of geometrical concepts before and this side of the Kantian "revelation," before and this side of the constitution of an ideally pure and exact space and time. Since every ideal objectivity is produced by the act of a concrete consciousness (the only starting point for a transcendental phenomenology), every ideal objectivity has a history which is alwaysalready announced in that consciousness, even If we know nothing of its determined content (p.46)
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