Analysis of the perceptual noema
Within the structure of every perceptual appearance or perceptual noema, defined as the thing perceived, only and exactly as it presents itself through a given act of perception, a distinction must be drawn. The distinction is between what actually falls under the senses and what, without being given in direct sense-experience, nonetheless plays an important role for the perception and the corresponding perceptual noema. When we look at a building from a certain standpoint so that we see the building from one of its sides, it is this side and its visual qualities, its color and shape, that fall under our senses.
Gurwitsch, A. (2010). Analysis of the perceptual noema, in The collected works of Aron Gurwitsch (1901-1973) III, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 221-271.
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