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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL 366
Professor
Thomas Hart
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 3 – January 29 , 2013 Crisis in European Sciences Cooper Mechanistic – Bacon ­ defining the terms limits what you can discover ­ taxonomy o listing  ­ casuistry (list of them) o listing praxis – practices we get in to (incredible practical, practical consequences) Life world in the praxis The thing contained cannot encompass the thing containing it ­ takes a generation to find the practical uses of inventions (microwave) ­ Logic – school of philosophy disicipline ­ Logic makes math ­ Human intellect is no longer expanding due to obsession over science o We discover more and more about smaller domains o Means we are no longer progressing as humanity ­ Nature of Reality ­ Objective of Philosophy o Pure description of the essences of reality  Called Phenomelology  Study of phenomenon as a phenomenon ­ Lebenwelt – Life world o Gets in the way of studying phenomenons o Only understands relationship to the phenomenon o To really discover a phenomenon you need to eliminate that relationship  Epoche – brackets off all relationships • Theory o Method • IF we want X, this is how you get the essence of reality  Wants to understand consciousness • Thing that allows us to unde
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