Contributions To Phenomenology

The Phenomenological Critique of Mathematisation and the Question of Responsibility

Formalisation and the Life-World

Editors: Učník, Ľubica, Chvatík, Ivan, Williams, Anita (Eds.)

  • Deals with the themes of critiques of formalization, life-world and responsibility
  • Draws together and compares Patočka’s and Husserl’s work on these themes
  • Prompts discussion on the question of responsibility against the backdrop of formalized knowledge
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​This edited collection discusses phenomenological critiques of formalism and their relevance to the problem of responsibility and the life-world. The book deals with themes of formalization of knowledge in connection to the life-world, the natural world, the history of science and our responsibility for both our epistemic claims and the world in which we live. Readers will discover critiques of formalization, the life-world and responsibility, and a collation and comparison of Patočka’s and Husserl’s work on these themes. Considerable literature on Husserl is presented here and the two themes of epistemic responsibility and the life-world are discussed  together. This work specifically emphasizes the interrelatedness of these existential aspects of his work – self-responsibility and the crisis – as not only epistemological, but also related to human life. This volume also introduces Jan Patočka to English-speaking readers as a phenomenologist in his own right. Patočka shows us, in particular, the significance of the modern abyss between our thinking and the world. Readers will discover that this abyss is of concern for our everyday experience because it leads to a rupture in our understanding of the world: between the world of our living and its scientific construct. We see that Patočka continually emphasized the relevance of Husserl’s work to existential questions relating to human responsibility and the life-world, which he admits is left largely implicit in Husserl’s work. This edited collection will spark discussion on the question of responsibility against the backdrop of formalized knowledge which is increasingly inaccessible to human understanding. Despite the complexity of some of the analyzed ideas, this book discusses these themes in a clear and readable way. This work is scholarly, exact in its discussion and authoritative in its reading, but at the same time accessible to anyone motivated to understand these debates.

About the authors

Dr Ľubica Učník is a senior lecturer and academic chair in philosophy at Murdoch University. Her work is derived from Jan Patočka’s rethinking of phenomenological philosophy, namely, his concept of a-subjective phenomenology and his work on the transformation of modern science from Galileo to the present. She published several articles on Husserl’s mathematisation of the Lebenswelt and Patočka’s thinking on modern civilization. She recently completed a book The Life-World and the Crisis of Meaning: Husserl, Heidegger, Arendt and Patočka. Dr Ivan Chvatík Dr h. c. is the director of Jan Patočka Archive, an archive he established in 1990. In 1990, he received the Prize from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences for the “Jan Patočka Archive Collection”, published in underground 1977-1989. Since 1993, he has been the co-director of the Center for Theoretical Study, the Institute for Advanced Study at Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences. In 1997, he received Jan Patočka Memorial Medal from the Czech Academy of Sciences in recognition of his role in furthering scientific research. Since 1990, he has edited 25 volumes of Jan Patočka's life works. Dr Anita Williams is a researcher in philosophy and psychology at Murdoch University. Her research is broadly focused on the history and philosophy of psychology. She is interested in phenomenology because it provides a way to question the increasingly taken for granted adoption of the scientific method for investigating human thinking and morality. Her recent work adopts Husserl’s and Heidegger’s critiques of formalisation to critique the expanding field of cognitive neuroscience.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • The Phenomenological Critique of Formalism: Responsibility and the Life-World

    Učník, L’ubica (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Edmund Husserl’s Die Krisis der europäischen Wissenschaften und die transcendentale Phänomenologie

    Patočka, Jan

    Pages 17-28

  • Jan Patočka: From the Concept of Evidence to the Natural World and Beyond

    Učník, L’ubica

    Pages 31-42

  • Patočka on Galileo

    Učník, L’ubica (et al.)

    Pages 43-55

  • Nostalgia and Phenomenon: Husserl and Patočka on the End of the Ancient Cosmos

    Hopkins, Burt C.

    Pages 57-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Phenomenological Critique of Mathematisation and the Question of Responsibility
Book Subtitle
Formalisation and the Life-World
Editors
  • Ľubica Učník
  • Ivan Chvatík
  • Anita Williams
Series Title
Contributions To Phenomenology
Series Volume
76
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09828-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09828-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09827-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38435-1
Series ISSN
0923-9545
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 223
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