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The Elusiveness of the Ordinary: Studies in the Possibility of Philosophy

Stanley Rosen


The concept of the ordinary, along with such cognates as everyday life, ordinary language, and ordinary experience, has come into special prominence in late modern philosophy. Thinkers have employed two opposing yet related responses to the notion of the ordinary: scientific and phenomenological approaches on the one hand, and on the other, more informal or even anti-scientific procedures. This book presents a comprehensive study of the main approaches to theoretical mastery of ordinary experience. It evaluates the responses of a wide range of modern and contemporary thinkers, and grapples wit ... More

Keywords: ordinary, everyday life, ordinary language, ordinary experience, late modern philosophy, anti-scientific procedures, Montesquieu, Husserl, Kant, Heidegger

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780300091977
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300091977.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stanley Rosen, author