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The phenomenological critique of formalism

responsibility and the life-world

Anita Williams, Ivan Chvatík

pp. 1-14

Self-responsibility and self-critique have been themes in philosophy since Plato 's Socrates endorsed the demand to "know thyself' [γvωθι σαυτοv]. In the modern philosophical tradition, self-critical reason, a reason that gives the law to itself, has been at the very centre of the practice of both epistemology and ethics . In the twentieth century, the European phenomenological philosophers Edmund Husserl and Jan Patočka brought new clarity and a sense of urgency to the critical thinking surrounding the need for responsibility . Using Husserl 's and Patočka 's thinking as the starting point for a critical reflection, this volume proposes different approaches to reflect upon the increasing formalisation of all aspects of our lives, which is particularly relevant for the present age.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-09828-9_1

Full citation:

Williams, A. , Chvatík, I. (2015)., The phenomenological critique of formalism: responsibility and the life-world, in L. Učník, I. Chvatík & A. Williams (eds.), The phenomenological critique of mathematisation and the question of responsibility, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 1-14.

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