In his doctoral project, Timo Miettinen shows how the idea of Europe operates in the philosophical projects of Husserl and Heidegger. By focusing on a series of original publications and manuscripts from the 1930s, Miettinen investigates the less renowned and often overlooked phenomenological problems of culture and communal rationality. The main focus of the work is on the concepts of origin, genesis, and crisis, and the aim is to provide a detailed analysis and interpretation of their significance in Husserl’s and Heidegger’s discourses on Europe. By explicating and elaborating the idea of rationality that both of these phenomenologists attribute to European culture, Miettinen argues that phenomenology is essentially engaged in a struggle to overcome the crisis of modernity. Finally, on the basis of his interpretation, Miettinen develops a phenomenological critique of contemporary debates on Europeanization.
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