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Science and the Life-World: Essays on Husserl's Crisis of European Sciences

David Hyder and Hans-Jorg Rheinberger


This book is a collection of chapters on Husserl's Crisis of European Sciences by philosophers of science and scholars of Husserl. Published and ignored under the Nazi dictatorship, Husserl's last work has never received the attention its author's prominence demands. In the Crisis, Husserl considers the gap that has grown between the “life-world” of everyday human experience and the world of mathematical science. He argues that the two have become disconnected because we misunderstand our own scientific past—we confuse mathematical idealities with concrete reality and thereby undermine the val ... More

Keywords: Husserl, philosophers of science, Nazi dictatorship, life-world, everyday human experience, mathematical science, scientific past, concrete reality, intentionality, qualia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804756044
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804756044.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Hyder, editor

Hans-Jorg Rheinberger, editor