§10 The wider class of experiences of fulfilment. Intuitions as intentions which require fulfilment
When, e.g., a familiar melody begins, it stirs up deﬁnite intentions which ﬁnd their fulﬁlment in the melody’s gradual unfolding. The same is the case even when the melody is unfamiliar. The regularities governing melody as such, determine intentions, which may be lacking in complete objective deﬁniteness, but which nonetheless ﬁnd or can ﬁnd their fulﬁlments. As concrete experiences, these intentions are of course fully deﬁnite: the ‘indeﬁniteness’ of what they intend is plainly a descriptive peculiarity pertaining to their character. We may say, in fact, with correct paradox (as we did before in a similar case) that ‘indeﬁniteness’ (i.e. the peculiarity of demanding an incompletely determined completion, which lies in a ‘sphere’ circumscribed by a law) is a deﬁnite feature of such an intention. Such an intention has not merely a range of possible fulﬁlment, but imports a common fulﬁlmentcharacter into each actual fulﬁlment from this range. The fulﬁlment of acts which have deﬁnite or indeﬁnite intentions is phenomenologically different, and the same holds of fulﬁlments of intentions whose indeﬁniteness points in this or that direction of possible fulﬁlment.