I will suggest that the importance of Patočka’s contribution to Charter 77 goes beyond the original aim of the declaration, pointing to the broader significance of the moral and political crisis in a society reduced to the sphere of instrumental rationality.
It seems that the theory of reduction is of key importance in this context because—it might be argued—everything that does not belong to the transcendental domain must be should these elements be rejected?
Is this interpretation of the theory of reduction justified at all?
The author considers such questions as: What motivates a phenomenologist to do reduction? The author argues that reduction enables one a problematization of the world as such.
Finally, reduction is defined as an attempt to take doing philosophy seriously.: 43–68).