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The problem of worldview is crucial to Husserl’s conception of phenomenology as an immanent critique of modern scientific rationality. According to Husserl, our scientific traditions tend to frame the distinction between mere worldviews and the one true world in a way inimical to the aims of science itself. It is thus an important task for the phenomenological critique of reason to rehabilitate this distinction. This paper outlines three ways to do it. The first two define world-directed sciences in the customary sense (objective and critical-historical sciences, respectively); the third defines phenomenology and opens up the phenomenological view of the world.


Published: Knies, Kenneth. "Three Views of the One True World and What They Make of Mere Worldviews: A Husserlian Approach to Weltanschauung." Humana. Mente Journal of Philosophical Studies 18 (2011): 39-54.

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