The original region of philosophy is no ultimate principle, no axiom. It is also not the idea of pure thinking (as H. Cohen and Natorp mean it). It is also nothing mythical or mystical (i.e. can only be apprehended religiously). It can only be made accessible through the attitude of primal science.—The original region is not given to us. We do not know anything about it from "practical life:' It is far from us. We must bring it nearer to us methodologically.
Thus: 1) The original region, phenomenology's region of objects, is not given in "life in itself."
2) It can only be reached through scientific method. Which methodological approaches are to be made in order to uncover the primal region, "life in and for itself' from out of "life in itself"?-Initially, we are looking at "practical life:' It is "self-sufficient:' In terms of its essence, the original region is never given in life in itself. It must always be apprehended anew. Therefore, the always new, "radical" tendencies in philosophy in the course of its history. -