This paper examines the relationship between the E. Husserl’s theory of noema and N. L. Muskhelishivili’s and Yu. A. Schreider’s concept of the organising image (image-sprout) which was proposed in the paper “Meaning of Text as an Inner Image”. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate isomorphism of these two concepts. It can serve as a methodological and ideological basis for combining phenomenological, psychological and semiotic methodologies for analysing diff erent phenomena including altered states of consciousness, especially in religious studies. The main elements of the methodology of this paper are text analysis of Husserl’s and Muskhelishivili’s papers, their interpretation, structural comparison of their semantic aspects and the subsequent synthesis of the results obtained. The paper has a structure of step-by-step comparison of these concepts in the framework of meaning, signifi cance, object and intelligibility, with a subsequent synthecising conclusion. Drawing on the results of this study, the authors of the paper have discovered a similarity of noema and the organising image (image-sprout) in all signifi cant structural aspects. The similarity both in terms of signifi cance and meaning and in terms of the inner structure of noema and the organising image (image-sprout) is shown both on the conceptual level and using several examples. The study also shows signifi cant affi nity of the principle of contemplating both phenomena in the acts of consciousness of the individual. The only difference between noema and organising image is made up by the methodological system into which these theories are incorporated. However, the conceptual base of similar theories of intentionality of consciousness demonstrates a possibility of uniting the phenomenological and semiotico-psychological methodologies, which was earlier outlined by G. Shpet in his project of positive philosophy.
Husserl, noema, phenomenology, phenomenological psychology, noematic meaning, organising image, image-sprout, reference, consciousness
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Muskhelishvili Nikolay Academic Degree:
Doctor of Sciences*
in Psychological Sciences; Academic Rank:
Professor; Place of work:
Russian State University for the Humanities; 6 Miusskaya Sq., Moscow, 125993, GSP-3, Russian Federation; Post:
Professor, Educational and Resear ch Centr e of Religious Studies; ORCID: 0000-0002-6253-6244
*According to ISCED 2011, a post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences (D.Sc.) is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates.
Antonenko Andrey Student status:
Graduate student; Place of study:
Russian State University for the Humanities; 6 Miusskaya Sq., Moscow, 125993, GSP-3, Russian Federation; ORCID: 0000-0001-9800-1252