The Elusiveness of the Ordinary

The Elusiveness of the Ordinary

Studies in the Possibility of Philosophy

eBook - 2002
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"The concept of the ordinary, along with such cognates as everyday life, ordinary language, and ordinary experience, has come into special prominence in late modern philosophy. Thinkers have employed two opposing yet related responses to the notion of the ordinary: scientific and phenomenological approaches on the one hand, and on the other, more informal or even anti-scientific procedures. Eminent philosopher Stanley Rosen here presents the first comprehensive study of the main approaches to theoretical mastery of ordinary experience. He evaluates the responses of a wide range of modern and contemporary thinkers and grapples with the peculiar problem of the ordinary - how to define it in its own terms without transforming it into a technical (and so, extraordinary) artifact."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2002.
ISBN: 0300091974
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 327 p.)
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc


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