Sunday, July 17, 2011

Bengtsson's Article and Solid Quote

I like this:

The reason for this restraint [not to speculate about realities beyond appearances] on the part of phneomenology is that lived experience is conveived of as a pre-predicative and pre-reflexive level that precede and is presupposed in every theoretical discourse. To avoid spceulative constructions and arguing in a circle, phenomenology takes this departure in lived-experience. (p. 521 'Phenomenoological Historical Outlines' by Jan Bengtsson in Phenomenology World-Wide: Foundations, Expanding Dynamics - Life Engagements ed. A. T. Tymieniecka, Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2002, p. 520-531)

This is one of the best articles I've encountered on the various ethical approaches taken in "moral phenomenology." Good solid review.

I did not know this, but Roderick Chisholm translated two books about Brentano's ethical theories as well. The Origin of Knowledge of Right and Wrong and The Foundation and Construction of Ethics.

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