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Judgement, Responsibility and the Life-World

Učník, L. and Williams, A. (2012) Judgement, Responsibility and the Life-World. In: Judgement, Responsibility and the Life-World: Perth Workshop 2011, 28 - 29 November 2011, Murdoch University, Murdoch, W.A



The Perth workshop “Judgement, Responsibility and the Life-World” aimed to address a philosophical account of the nature of self-responsibility as a critical, self-reflective and ethical practice which is required to correct the increasingly value-free formalism of knowledge. The idea was to base his concept of self-responsibility on the critical analyses of the philosophical contributions of Edmund Husserl and Jan Patočka, both of whom argued that the idea of self-responsibility must take into account the notion of the “life-world” (Lebenswelt), the world in which we live.1 The point is to argue that both Husserl’s and Patočka’s visions represent a startlingly modern and relevant assessment of the current critical situation of our technologically advanced but morally challenged and unevenly developed human culture.

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Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
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