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Geometri, språk och idealitet: en studie av Geometrins ursprung av Husserl med fokus på geometrin som idealiserat objekt mellan intersubjektivitet och skriftspråklighet
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis is basically an attempt to discuss the intrinsic intersubjective nature of the so-called ideal sciences, i.e. geometry or arithmetic. Based upon a thorough analysis of Husserls The Origin of Geometry and Derridas Edmund Husserl's Origin of Geometry: an Introduction this thesis takes geometry as an example of an ideal science. The main question of the thesis is how an ideal science or object is constituted. The thesis consist of two main chapters - “Geometry and Historicity” and “Language”- and a concluding discussion. "Geometry and Historicity” reflects upon the relationship between the ideal sciences, using geometry as an example, and historicity, time and traditionality." The “Language” chapter discusses the need for language to make communication within an intersubjective space possible", and further which implications writing has upon the formations of ideal structures. To conclude the thesis demonstrates how geometry is far from a 'neutral' science but is constituted and idealized within the intersubjective space. The thesis argues that geometry has been “traditionalized” as an authentic and, as it is conceived, true form of knowledge through a historical process of human relations. This is made possible with the intrinsic “objectifying” ability within language and more specifically the human literacy, which is essential for this “idealization” process. As a consequence our understanding of science needs further reflections on how language, historicity and ultimately human relations have played an essential part in its formation.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Intersubjectivity, Historicity, Traditionality, Edmund Husserl, Jaques Derrida, Language, Writing, Phenomenology, Geometry, Ideality
Keyword [sv]
Intersubjektivitet, Historicitet, Traditionalitet, Edmund Husserl, Jaques Derrida, Språk, Skriftspråk, Idealitet, Fenomenologi, Geometri
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26434OAI: diva2:789791
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Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2015-02-20 Created: 2015-02-19 Last updated: 2015-02-20Bibliographically approved

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