Retrieving Aristotle in an Age of Crisis

  • Title: Retrieving Aristotle in an Age of Crisis
  • Author: David Roochnik
  • ISBN: 9781438445199
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Retrieving Aristotle in an Age of Crisis In Edmund Husserl delivered his now famous lecture Philosophy and the Crisis of European Humanity in which he argued that the misguided rationalism of modern Western science dominated by the mo
    In 1935 Edmund Husserl delivered his now famous lecture Philosophy and the Crisis of European Humanity, in which he argued that the misguided rationalism of modern Western science, dominated by the model of mathematical physics, can tell us nothing about the meaning of our lives Today Husserl s conviction that the West faces a crisis is no longer an abstraction WitIn 1935 Edmund Husserl delivered his now famous lecture Philosophy and the Crisis of European Humanity, in which he argued that the misguided rationalism of modern Western science, dominated by the model of mathematical physics, can tell us nothing about the meaning of our lives Today Husserl s conviction that the West faces a crisis is no longer an abstraction With the ever present threat of nuclear explosion, the degradation of the oceans, and the possibility that climate change will wreak havoc on civilization itself, people from all walks of life are wondering what has gone so terribly wrong and what remedies might be available.In Retrieving Aristotle in an Age of Crisis, David Roochnik makes a lucid and powerful case that Aristotle offers a philosophical resource that even today can be of significant therapeutic value Unlike the scientific revolutionaries of the seventeenth century, he insisted that both ordinary language and sense perception play essential roles in the acquisition of knowledge Centuries before Husserl, Aristotle was a phenomenologist who demanded that a successful theory remain faithful to human experience His philosophy can thus provide precisely what modern European rationalism now so painfully lacks an understanding and appreciation of the world in which human beings actually make their homes.

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    1. Our state of environmental and cultural crisis, Roochnik argues, have come about from an unbalanced philosophy. The Enlightenment began with an objection to Aristotle's phenomenological method of knowledge, but these days we are so well-schooled in the Enlightenment that we don't know what is being objected to. The West's most important philosopher has been reduced in the literate mind to common knowledge of his scientific errors, but he was writing about much more than modern science. Even if w [...]

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