In his essay, “The Origin of Geometry”, Edmund Husserl examines geometry as a heritage that is both handed down and rediscovered. 1 He argues that the field of geometric enquiry entails ideal objects – ready-made and unalterable configurations – whose meanings are revealed by a twofold process: by “regressive enquiry” into the history of geometry, and by a “continual forward development” that imparts a sense of discovering geometric truths as if for the first time. 2 This conflation of reflective and anticipatory realms could be said to constitute the essence of geometry as a tradition. 3