Hermeneutics and Science

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 30, 1999 - History - 377 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

FEHER Hermeneutics and the Sciences
1
Scientific Discovery Case Studies 1980
7
Epistemological Writings The Paul Hertz Moritz Schlick Centenary
8
DON IHDE Perceptual Reasoning Hermeneutics and Perception
13
The Hermeneutics
25
TIBOR SCHWENDTNER Parallelen zwischen Heideggers und Kuhns
35
Essays in Memory oflmre Lakatos
39
GABOR TORONYAI Kuhn Scheler and the Revolutionary Genesis
59
REINHARD SCHULZWas heisst Biologie verstehen?
171
PETER ERDI and ILDIKO ARADI The Brain as a Hermeneutic
183
SUSANNE LIJMBACH A Hermeneutical Ethology?
199
ENRICO GIANNETTO Heidegger and the Question of Physics
207
MICHAEL STOLTZNER To What Extent Does Formal Teleology
227
ART A FEHER The Changing of the Role Accorded to
247
LASZLO FEKETE To Eliminate Human Discourse by Means of
259
MARTIN EGER Language and the Double Hermeneutic
265

Prelude to Galileo Essays on Medieval and 16thCentury Sources of Galileos
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Polish Essays in the Philosophy of the Natural Sciences Translated from
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MIHALY VAJDA Worum gent es in den Naturwissenschaften?
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OTTO E ROSSLER Interfaciology
85
AGNES HELLER Friction of Bodies Friction of Minds
93
HISTORY OF SCIENCE
101
The Notion
117
OLGA KISS Meaningful Mistakes On Historiography
125
ANTONINO DRAGO Incommensurability as a Bound
135
GEORGE KAMPIS The Hermeneutics of Life
157
MICHAEL J ZENZEN Science Hermeneutics and Metaphorical
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DAGFINN F0LLESDAL Hermeneutics and Natural Science
293
DIETER FREUNDLIEB The Difference Between Science
299
LASZLO ROPOLYI Against the Selfish Theory
307
BART GREMMEN The Justification of the Application of Science
315
KOMLOSI ValueFree Worlds and ValueImposing
325
DON IHDE Expanding Hermeneutics
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List of Participants
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Investigations into the Origin of Language and Consciousness 1984
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