Esse or Habere. To be or to have: Potočka's critique of Husserl and Heidegger
Učník, L. (2007) Esse or Habere. To be or to have: Potočka's critique of Husserl and Heidegger. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 38 (3). pp. 297-317.
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In this paper, I discuss Jan Patocka's conviction that despite scientific knowledge appearing to be the only arbiter for the correct understanding of 'what is', it cannot tell us how to live a good life. In sketching Patocka's appropriation and critique of Husserl's and Heidegger's explanation of the existential crisis of European societies, I conclude with his claim that society today is defined by the mode of having as opposed to being, leading to this crisis.
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|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Publisher:||Jackson Publishing and Distribution|
|Copyright:||British Society for Phenomenology|
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