The relationship between nature and spirit in Husserl's phenomenology revisited
The problem of the destruction of nature and the natural environment is one of the most serious problems that confronts humanity at the end of the twentieth century. This destruction has its basis in the dualistic way of thinking that has dominated the Modern age: Humanity has been accustomed to think of the world dualistically as a confrontation between subject and object, soul and body, and spirit and nature. Both Modern natural sciences and scientific technology in general are grounded in such a dualistic way of thinking But this way of thinking itself, in other words, the Modern dualistic paradigm, is now one of the most serious problems of present-day philosophy. It has become clear that a new relation between humanity and nature must be established. In this paper, I will re-examine the relationship between "nature" and "spirit" in the context of Husserl's phenomenology in which, in my opinion, a new concept of nature can be found. In the course of this investigation, I shall try to elucidate the present-day situation of human spirit in a phenomenological way.
Sakakibara, (1998)., The relationship between nature and spirit in Husserl's phenomenology revisited, in A. Steinbock (ed.), Phenomenology in Japan, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 31-48.
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