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  1. I'll try it very simplistically. Here is an apple in front of you. Within the framework of a natural attitude, you are sure that there is an objective apple that exists independently of your consciousness, before it and beyond it, and a subjective image of the apple, which for some reason differs from the objective apple, and so on. Phenomenological reduction is the rejection of this doubling, putting it in parentheses. We have forgotten about the objective and subjective apples and only talk about the apple as it is given to us. The apple appears as the content of our experience, neither objective nor subjective.

    But this experience is still full of transitory features, circumstances of place and time, etc. Now we need to get a pure experience of the apple, free from these accidental impurities, the apple as an entity. The purification of experience from these temporal features is eidetic reduction.

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