Science and Liberation: A Blind Spot in Scientific Research : Exploring a New Structure of Reality
This study is an inquiry into the foundations of science, evoked especially by contemporary crises. Its methodological approach is determined by the fact that there are indications, that basic and general assumptions underlying current research traditions schould be questioned. An analysis of modern physics, and of elementary particle tracks in particular, gives rise to the suspicion that scientific research has a fundamental blind spot, characterized by a new subject-object relation. We encounter the same subject-object relation, and a corresponding concept of reality, in a research programme deviating from the regular sciences, viz. the theology of Karl Barth. Used as a means of contrast, this programme can draw science's attention to a new concept of knowledge and reality possible in principle. Furthermore, the present inquiry brings to light that there are altogether four different subject-object relations with their concomitant basic structures of reality. The blind spot pointed out by the means of contrast is one of these four structures, the most fundamental one, to be precise. Freedom and liberation prove to be essential features of this new structure. Hence thes features will characterize science, once it develops itself further by focussing on this new structure of reality. The reality then dealt with by science will turn science into liberation science.
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abstract structures analysis attuned Barth's research programme blind spot characteristics ChD I/1 ChD II/l Christian cognitive event concept of freedom concepts of knowledge concepts of reality concern consequences course crucial culture dealing derived dialectic documents domain dualism elementary particles entropy epistemological subject existence fact four structures Frankfurt School fundamental Gebser Hence human idea implies important indissolubly inscriptions insight interpretation irreversible Jean Gebser Karl Barth Kierkegaard liberation theology Marxism matter means of contrast nature negentropy nonrepeatable notions particular philosophy possible precisely present chapter present study present-day science principle psychology quantum mechanics question records regarded relation R3 religion revelational reality RT and QT s-o relation scientific sense social SOren Kierkegaards specific spectral lines stages structure of cognition structure of consciousness structure of reality structure S3 subject and object subject-object relation theology tion tradition triune reality triune structure uniqueness