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Science and the Life-WorldEssays on Husserl's Crisis of European Sciences$
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David Hyder and Hans-Jorg Rheinberger

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804756044

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804756044.001.0001

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The Crisis as Philosophy of History

The Crisis as Philosophy of History

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(p.83) § 5 The Crisis as Philosophy of History
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Science and the Life-World
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David Carr

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804756044.003.0005

This chapter contends that Husserl's view of history is typical for the early twentieth century, even while the specific form of Husserl's crisis is intimately connected to his personal situation as a Jew in Nazi Germany and to the situation of German philosophy as a whole at this time. It considers the analytical and epistemological aspects of Husserl's theory, examining whether it can also be regarded as a contribution to the critical philosophy of history. It also argues that Husserl cannot affirm the absolutely universal character of philosophy, but he was similarly aware that in conceiving of philosophy as a European tradition, he opened it to the charge of cultural relativism.

Keywords:   German philosophy, Husserl's theory, cultural relativism, Nazi Germany

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