By Lubica Ucník
For Husserl, Nineteen Thirties Europe used to be characterised by means of a transforming into irrationalism that threatened to undermine its legacy of rational inquiry. Technological development within the sciences, Husserl argued, had led technology to overlook its personal foundations within the basic “life-world”: the area of lived event. Renewing Husserl’s issues in today’s context, Učník first offers an unique and compelling interpreting of his oeuvre in the course of the lens of the formalization of the sciences, then lines the unfolding of this challenge during the paintings of Heidegger, Arendt, and Patočka.
Although many students have written on Arendt, none earlier has attached her philosophical notion with that of Czech phenomenologist Jan Patočka. Učník presents valuable entry to the paintings of the latter, who is still understudied within the English language. She indicates that jointly, those 4 thinkers supply new demanding situations to the way in which we technique key matters confronting us at the present time, delivering us with how one can re-evaluate fact, freedom, and human accountability within the face of the postmodern critique of metanarratives and a growing to be philosophical curiosity in new kinds of materialism.