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Single Idea 20449

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / G. Scientific Philosophy / 3. Scientism]

Full Idea

One of the problems with the scientific worldview is that it leads human beings to have an overwhelmingly theoretical relationship to the world.

Gist of Idea

Science gives us an excessively theoretical view of life


Simon Critchley (Impossible Objects: interviews [2012], 2)

Book Reference

Critchley,Simon: 'Impossible Objects: interviews' [Politty 2012], p.44

A Reaction

Critchley is defending phenomenology, but this also supports its cousin, existentialism. I keep meeting bright elderly men who have immersed themselves in the study of science, and they seem very remote from the humanist culture I love.

Related Idea

Idea 20448 Phenomenology uncovers and redescribes the pre-theoretical layer of life [Critchley]