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Husserl's description of the crisis

Philip Buckley

pp. 9-36

In the Crisis, Husserl outlines three clearly distinguishable, and yet related crises. There is a crisis of the sciences, understood as the natural and humanistic or human sciences (Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften). Secondly, there is a crisis of philosophy, which is a special type of science. Finally, there is a crisis of culture, which is based on a loss of meaning, for Hussed will assert that it is in losing sight of the ultimate purpose and goal of its existence that European culture has entered such dark times. In this chapter, these various crises are interpreted separately, in the hope of elucidating their distinctive qualities. Nevertheless, an eye is kept toward their interrelationship, and particularly to the crisis of philosophy, which might be said to be the "ultimate" or fundamental crisis.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-011-2470-6_2

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Buckley, P. (1992). Husserl's description of the crisis, in Husserl, Heidegger and the crisis of philosophical responsibility, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 9-36.

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