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Technics, Ethics, and the Question of Phenomenology

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Husserl’s “Life-world” points on the one hand to an open pre-scientific horizon of experience, and can be considered as a formal “a priori,” and has on the other hand a historical character as it points to a world shaped by man. The concept of the “life-world” is therefore a starting point from which the unity of human culture can be reflected, and which, at the same time, implies the thematization of concrete historico-cultural formations.1 The “life-world” is always our “life-world.”

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  • Human Culture
  • Modern Technic
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Historical Character
  • Cardinal Virtue

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  1. Cf. E. Husserl: “Ideen zu einer reinen Phänomenologie und phäomenologischen Philosophie,” II. Husserliana 4, (The Hague, 1952) pp. 190 ff.

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  2. Cf. Hans Lenk: Zur Sozialphilosophie der Technik (Frankfurt a.M., 1982) pp. 48 ff;

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Capurro, R. (1987). Technics, Ethics, and the Question of Phenomenology. In: Tymieniecka, AT. (eds) Morality within the Life - and Social World. Analecta Husserliana, vol 22. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-3773-4_38

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