Martin Black

Is There a Crisis of the Modernity? The Problem of Theory and Practice

  I. Introduction In Vienna in 1935 the philosopher Edmund Husserl read a paper entitled “Philosophy and the Crisis of European Humanity” by which he intended “to awaken new interest in the oft-treated theme of the European crisis.”[1] In another lecture in 1935 Husserl spoke on “The Crisis of the European Sciences and Psychology.”[2] The …
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The purpose of this Preface is to explain how our title, “Human Ends and the Ends of Politics,” reflects the research which is presented in the papers that follow. In the first place, our title points to the inevitable distance between the ends or aspirations and purposes of individual women and men, on the one …
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