Item #271511 Radical Reflection and the Origin of the Human Sciences. Calvin O. Schrag.

Radical Reflection and the Origin of the Human Sciences

Purdue University Press, June 1980. First Thus. Paper Back. Used - Very Good. Item #271511
ISBN: 091119858X

In this work, Calvin O. Schrag addresses a widespread crisis in the current philosophies and sciences of man. He sees this crisis as resulting from a loss of center within the human sciences. Accelerated developments in the human sciences have produced such a proliferation of portraits and models of man that the common center of concern from which they allegedly proceed is no longer recognizable.The common center of concern that motivated these multiple inquiries, the passion to understand the human world in its multidimensional expression, has been displaced by parochial methodological and metaphysical constructs. The books central thesis is that the path to a concrete understanding of the being and behavior of man in his everyday life-world must first of all be cleared through an exercise of a radical reflection that at the same time deconstructs the residual metaphysics in contemporary philosophies of man and the abstract empiricism of current social science.

Octavo {5 & 1/2' x8 & 1/2'} Mild edgewear. Clean interiors, without markings. Spine lighten by sun exposure. [134 pages.]

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