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Husserl's Crisis of the European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology: An Introduction (Cambridge Introductions to Key Philosophical Texts)By: Dermot Moran (author)Paperback
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DescriptionThe Crisis of the European Sciences is Husserl's last and most influential book, written in Nazi Germany where he was discriminated against as a Jew. It incisively identifies the urgent moral and existential crises of the age and defends the relevance of philosophy at a time of both scientific progress and political barbarism. It is also a response to Heidegger, offering Husserl's own approach to the problems of human finitude, history and culture. The Crisis introduces Husserl's influential notion of the 'life-world' - the pre-given, familiar environment that includes both 'nature' and 'culture' - and offers the best introduction to his phenomenology as both method and philosophy. Dermot Moran's rich and accessible introduction to the Crisis explains its intellectual and political context, its philosophical motivations and the themes that characterize it. His book will be invaluable for students and scholars of Husserl's work and of phenomenology in general.
About AuthorDermot Moran is Professor of Philosophy at University College Dublin. He is the author of The Philosophy of John Scottus Eriugena (Cambridge University Press, 1989), Edmund Husserl: Founder of Phenomenology (2005) and Introduction to Phenomenology (2000), co-author of the Husserl Dictionary (2011) and editor of The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy (2008). He is Founding Editor of The International Journal of Philosophical Studies.
ContentsPreface; Introduction: Husserl's life and writings; 1. Husserl's Crisis: an unfinished masterpiece; 2. Galileo's revolution and the origins of modern science; 3. The Crisis in psychology; 4. Rethinking tradition: Husserl on history; 5. Husserl's problematical concept of the life-world; 6. Phenomenology as transcendental philosophy; 7. The ongoing influence of Husserl's Crisis.
- publication date: 23/08/2012
- ISBN13: 9780521719698
- Format: Paperback
- Number Of Pages: 340
- ID: 9780521719698
- weight: 470
- ISBN10: 0521719690
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