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Phenomenology as a Theory of Culture

A Remedy for the Entropy of Knowledge
  • Annibale Salsa
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 37)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Crucial Moment Italian Translation Universal Knowledge Moral Phenomenology Western Identity 
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Notes

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    Cf. N. Wiener, The Human Use of Human Beings. Cybernetics and Society (1954). Italian translation by Boringhieri (Turin: 1966).Google Scholar
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    E. Paci, Funzione delle scienze e significato dell’uomo (Milan: Il Saggiatore, 1963), p. 170.Google Scholar
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    In this case we are referring to bioethics, human ecology, anthropogeography, the semiology of culture, etc.Google Scholar
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    M. Merleau-Ponty, Phénoménologie de la perception, Italian translation by A. Bonomi (Milan: Il Saggiatore, 1980), p. 17.Google Scholar
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    M. Heidegger, Vortrage und Aufsatze, Italian translation by G. Vattimo (Milan: Mursia, 1976), p. 104.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Annibale Salsa
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GenoaItaly

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