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TitleHermeneutics and Science [electronic resource] : Proceedings of the First Conference of the International Society for Hermeneutics and Science / edited by Mรกrta Fehรฉr, Olga Kiss, Lรกszlรณ Ropolyi
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1999
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9293-2
Descript XI, 388 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Hermeneutics was elaborated as a specific art of understanding in humanities. The discovered paradigmatic, historical characteristics of scientific knowledge, and the role of rhetoric, interpretation and contextuality enabled us to use similar arguments in natural sciences too. In this way a new research field, the hermeneutics of science emerged based upon the works of Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger and Gadamer. A dialogue between philosophers and scientists begins in this volume on hermeneutic approaches to physics, biology, ethology, mathematics and cognitive science. Scientific principles, methodologies, discourse, language, and metaphors are analyzed, as well as the role of the lay public and the legitimation of science. Different hermeneutical-phenomenological approaches to perception, experiments, methods, discovery and justification and the genesis of science are presented. Hermeneutics shed a new light on the incommensurability of paradigms, the possibility of translation and the historical understanding of science


CONTENT

Hermeneutics and the Sciences -- Perceptual Reasoning โ{128}{148} Hermeneutics and Perception -- Productive Objectivity: The Hermeneutics of Performance in Experimental Inquiry -- Parallelen zwischen Heideggers und Kuhns Wissenschaftsauffassung -- Kuhn, Scheler and the Revolutionary Genesis of Modern Science. A hermeneutical approach to the question of an existential significance of the scientific attitude -- Worum geht es in den Naturwissenschaften? -- Interfaciology -- Friction of Bodies, Friction of Minds -- Wissenschaftsgeschichte als hermeneutisches Problem. Eine Auseinandersetzung mit Karl Poppers โ{128}{156}Dritte Weltโ{128}{157} โ{128}{148} Hermeneutik -- Accomplishing Translation: The Notion of Evidence in the Discipline of the History of Science -- Meaningful Mistakes. On Historiography of Incommensurable Paradigms -- Incommensurability as a Bound of Hermeneutics in Science -- The Hermeneutics of Life -- Was heisst Biologie verstehen? Vorรผberlegungen zu einer hermeneutischen Biologie -- The Brain as a Hermeneutic Device -- A Hermeneutical Ethology? -- Heidegger and the Question of Physics -- To What Extent Does Formal Teleology Still Make Sense? -- The Changing of the Role Accorded to the Lay Public in Science -- To Eliminate Human Discourse by Means of the Metaphysical Language of Things -- Language and the Double Hermeneutic in Natural Science -- Science, Hermeneutics, and Metaphorical Thought -- Hermeneutics and Natural Science -- The Difference Between Science and Hermeneutics: Habermasโ{128}{153}s Theory of the Necessarily Normative Nature of Linguistic Interpretation -- Against the Selfish Theory -- The Justification of the Application of Science -- Value-Free Worlds and Value-Imposing Minds. Representational Practices and the Constructivist Argument -- Expanding Hermeneutics -- List of Participants


Philosophy History Modern philosophy Philosophy and science Phenomenology Philosophy Philosophy of Science Modern Philosophy Phenomenology History general



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