Phenomenology as a Theory of Culture
The main debt which we European men of thought owe to Edmund Husserl is principally to be found in the theoretical/moral testimony with which the Moravian philosopher has restored modern man’s, and — I should like to add — post-modern man’s, faith in the unexplored possibilities of philosophy as “universal knowledge,” and this, at a most crucial moment in the decline of Western identity. The end of the great philosophical systems founded on the intellectual speculation and arrogant intellectualism as well as on the triumphal success of the natural sciences prefigured, within the ambit of the philosophical episteme of the last 150 years, the beginning of a regressus in infinitum the results of which are not easy to foresee.
KeywordsCrucial Moment Italian Translation Universal Knowledge Moral Phenomenology Western Identity
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