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The Far Reaches

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 360 Nombre de pages
"Michael Gubser, an American intellectual historian, challenges radically in his new book the 'space cadets' narrative of the hist... Lire la suite
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"Michael Gubser, an American intellectual historian, challenges radically in his new book the 'space cadets' narrative of the history of Phenomenology. He decenters the metaphysical aspects of the study of consciousness and concentrates on Central European Phenomenological ethics and social and political philosophy . . . Gubser follows the various roads taken from the study of pure consciousness to the development of ethics and philosophically grounded politically grounded politics, if not political philosophy."

Auteur
Michael Gubser is Associate Professor of History at James Madison University.

Texte du rabat

This book traces the history of phenomenological ethics and social thought in Central Europe from its founders Franz Brentano and Edmund Husserl through its reception in East Central Europe by dissident thinkers such as Jan Patocka, Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II), and Vaclav Havel.



Résumé
When future historians chronicle the twentieth century, they will see phenomenology as one of the preeminent social and ethical philosophies of its age. The phenomenological movement not only produced systematic reflection on common moral concerns such as distinguishing right from wrong and explaining the status of values; it also called on philosophy to renew European societies facing crisis, an aim that inspired thinkers in interwar Europe as well as later communist bloc dissidents. Despite this legacy, phenomenology continues to be largely discounted as esoteric and solipsistic, the last gasp of a Cartesian dream to base knowledge on the isolated rational mind. Intellectual histories tend to cite Husserl's epistemological influence on philosophies like existentialism and deconstruction without considering his social or ethical imprint. And while a few recent scholars have begun to note phenomenology's wider ethical resonance, especially in French social thought, its image as stubbornly academic continues to hold sway. The Far Reaches challenges that image by tracing the first history of phenomenological ethics and social thought in Central Europe, from its founders Franz Brentano and Edmund Husserl through its reception in East Central Europe by dissident thinkers such as Jan Patoka, Karol Wojtya (Pope John Paul II), and Václav Havel.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: The Far Reaches
Sous-titre: Phenomenology, Ethics, and Social Renewal in Central Europe
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Code EAN: 9780804792523
ISBN: 978-0-8047-9252-3
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Ingram Publishers Services
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 360
Poids: 493g
Taille: H228mm x B151mm x T25mm
Année: 2014