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(2010) Advancing phenomenology, Dordrecht, Springer.

The crisis of modern society and critical rationality

Nam-In Lee

pp. 235-250

Assessing Habermas' criticism of Husserl's phenomenology, this paper aims to develop the concept of the critical rationality in a true sense. This paper will show that critical rationality has at least three components, namely communicative rationality, formal-logical rationality and intuitive rationality. Among these three components, communicative and formal-logical rationality are the formal components of critical rationality, whereas intuitive rationality that is developed by the author for the first time is its content. Intuitive rationality is the most important among the components of critical rationality. It is the core of the critical rationality. Critical rationality cannot be critical in a true sense and overcome the crisis of modern society if it does not have the component of intuitive rationality.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-9286-1_15

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Lee, N.-I. (2010)., The crisis of modern society and critical rationality, in T. Nenon & P. Blosser (eds.), Advancing phenomenology, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 235-250.

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