Contemporary Philosophical Alternatives and the Crisis of by G.A. Rauche

By G.A. Rauche

The functionality of philosophy might be circumscribed as consisting in ma­ king a prepared research of the odd nature of the crisis-situation, because it has existed between males through the centuries of human background, and because it manifested itself in yes methods on the a number of levels of this his­ tory. that's to assert, philosophy can be considered as the self-discipline which, many times, must be certain the authenticity of man's ex­ istence within the gentle of the altering stipulations of lifestyles, i. e. , man's chang­ ing wishes and pursuits. essentially, those wishes could be considered as being of a fabric, an highbrow, an aesthetical and a non secular style. at the grounds of the drawback, which unavoidably exists between males on ac­ count number of the arguable nature in their a number of truth-perspectives, as they're postulated on a private point, within the sciences, in historical past, within the wonderful arts and in theology, guy creates and re-creates the products of civilization and the cultural values. the duty of philosophy is composed then in making an ever new evaluate of man's altering wishes, in­ terests and aspirations at the foundation of the explicit conflicts and prob­ lems with which guy wrestles at a definite old degree. it really is during this approach that the real philosophical platforms have been built, which we nonetheless recognize to-day.

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P. 172. 27 Op. , p. 173. THE FUNCTIONALISTIC ALTERNATIVE 31 language which describes the world as it is, and in which, therefore, truth and reality fall together. With great perspicuity, however, Marcuse points out that even everyday language points beyond itself, namely, to the historical conditions in terms of which it is used. It points to an irrational factor over which man has no control. It becomes thus clear that the emergence in philosophical thinking of the functionalistic alternative for coping with the crisis of truth is in itself a historical process and, if seen in this way, points to other alternatives.

The functional relation, so to speak, becomes the substance of the world. It is determined in terms of mathematics, in which form it allows man to exercise functional control over the world and to change it at will by improving his functional skill all the time. His increasing functional control over the world gives him the feeling of power, certainty and self-confidence. It makes him develop great faith in progress and rouses in him the idea that on principle nothing is impossible for him, that it is only a question of time before his knowledge of nature will be complete.

III, Jaspers makes it quite clear that anxiety is the condition for the jump to tranquility and thus for the experience of being in failure. In order to accomplish this jump, anxiety must cease to regard itself as the last in the face of the uncertainty of our existence. It must realize that it points beyond itself and so accomplish the jump to peace. " THE EXISTENTIAL ALTERNATIVE very real during the two World Wars. These two great conflagrations were nothing but the coming to a head of a crisis that had been latent for a long time before it came out into the open, a crisis that had been brought about by the absolutization of idealist thought on the one hand and of the sciences and technology on the other.

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