Husserl's Galileo Needed a Telescope!

Philosophy and Technology 24 (1):69-82 (2011)
Husserl’s Crisis argues that early modern science, exemplified in Galileo, separates the Lifeworld from a world of science by forgetting its origins in bodily perception on the one side, and the practices which found the science on the other. This essay argues that, rather, by overemphasizing mathematization and underemphasizing instruments or technologies which mediate perception, Husserl creates the division he describes. Positively, through the embodied use of instruments science remains thoroughly immersed in the Lifeworld
Keywords Lifeworld  Phenomenology  Telescope  Science
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