The Birth and Crises of Philosophy

in The Problem of Genesis in Husserl's Philosophy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780226143156
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226143774 | DOI:
The Birth and Crises of Philosophy

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This chapter describes the birth and crises of philosophy as Husserl thought that the mode of clear evidence of the teleological idea was exceptional, this idea stayed hidden under the apparent movement of philosophy. The idea of philosophy is not carried or produced by a “real” empirical history. If the idea of philosophy or the eidos Europe have only one spiritual birthplace, then while staying rigorous, one can bring together this place with a Hellenic phenomenon, localized in real time and space; the idea of philosophy is thus reduced to a fact. A “naturalization of mind [esprit]” covers pure subjectivity, but the origin of this crisis is not gone into more deeply, precisely because there is no teleological reason for the crisis and the crisis itself cannot by definition reveal anything originary.

Keywords: real; Husserl; philosophy; naturalization of mind [esprit]; Europe; crisis

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Subjects: Metaphysics

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