Husserl's Crisis of the European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology: An Introduction

2014.06.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dermot Moran, Husserl's Crisis of the European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology: An Introduction, Cambridge University
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2014.06.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dermot Moran, Husserl's Crisis of the European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press, 2012, 323pp., $28.99 (pbk), ISBN 9780521719698. Reviewed by Thane Martin Naberhaus, Mount St. Mary's University Any book that announces in its very title that it will concern itself with a "crisis of the European sciences" immediately invites the suspicion that its ambitions are absurdly overinflated. And indeed, Husserl, in the work that has come to be known simply as "the Crisis," makes no effort to hide his aspirations -- and the sense of grave urgency that fuels them. As philosophers living in the present-day world-situation, he tells us in the first, introductory part, we have fallen into a "painful existential contradiction" (Crisis, 17).[1] Besieged on all sides by doubt about the very possibility of knowledge, in danger of drowning in the "skeptical deluge" (Crisis,. . .

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