At the Heart of Reason

At the Heart of Reason

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In At the Heart of Reason, Claude Romano boldly calls for a reformulation of the phenomenological project. He contends that the main concern of phenomenology, and its originality with respect to other philosophical movements of the last century, such as logical empiricism, the grammatical philosophy of Wittgenstein, and varieties of neo-Kantianism, was to provide a ""new image of Reason.""

Against the common view, which restricts the range of reason to logic and truth-theory alone, Romano advocates "big-hearted rationality," including in it what is only ostensibly its opposite, that is, sensibility, and locating in sensibility itself the roots of the categorical forms of thought. Contrary to what was claimed by the "linguistic turn," language is not a self-enclosed domain; it cannot be conceived in its specificity unless it is led back to its origin in the pre-predicative or pre-linguistic structures of experience itself.
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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 40.64mm | 897g
  • Evanston, United States
  • English
  • 0810131374
  • 9780810131378
  • 951,842

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"Claude Romano, one of the leading phenomenologists of his generation, takes on a crucial challenge: to compare so-called continental phenomenology and its analytic opponents. Very well aware of both traditions, his impressive scholarship explains why phenomenology, if revisited and revised, may remain the living heart of rationality for the future."
--Jean-Luc Marion, author of Reduction and Givenness: Investigations of Husserl, Heidegger, and Phenomenology
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About Claude Romano

Claude Romano teaches at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, France. His most recent works translated into English are Event and Time (2013) and Event and World (2009).

Michael B. Smith is a professor emeritus of French and philosophy at Berry College in Georgia, USA he has translated numerous philosophical works into English.
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