Ideas for a Hermeneutic Phenomenology of the Natural Sciences, Volume 1

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 31, 1993 - History - 314 pages
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I have always had a great interest in the philosophy of science. At first this interest led to reflections on the mathematical sciences;l later my focus shifted to the natural sciences;2 during the past twenty years or so my interest has also included the behavioral, social, and historical sciences) From the very start my interest was always combined with a concern for the history of the sciences. In philosophy of science proper, my main interest was not in logical, methodological, or even epistemological issues, although I obviously studied and taught the most important insights proposed in the leading publications in this large field of study. My concern has always been predominantly ontological; and in that area I have approached the relevant issues from a 4 phenomenological perspective. For what follows it is perhaps of some importance to mention here that I came to phenomenology in a rather indirect way, through the philosophy of Nicolai Hartmann. Yet it was mainly the influence of Herman Van Breda and Alphonse De Waelhens which led me directly to Husserl's phenomenology. At first I fo- cused almost exclusively on Husserl's phenomenology. Later I moved in the direction of the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty and, 1Cf. Joseph J. Kockelmans, Philosophy of Mathematics in the Middle Ages (in Dutch) (Langemark: Vonksteen, 1953); "On the Mode of Being of Mathematical Entities" (in Dutch), in Tijdschrift voor Philosophie, 16(1954), pp. 289-33l. 2Joseph J. Kockelmans, On Time and Space.

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This is the best book I've read on the hermeneutics of science, although the emphasis is very much on the phenomenological side. Gadamer's hermeneutic theory is excluded entirely, which was ... Read full review


Notes on the History of the Philosophy
3 On the Origin of Conventionalism
Hermeneutic Phenomenology on
The Question of Being and
Hermeneutic Phenomenology Versus Idealism
3 Philosophy as Critical Reflection on Mans
Some Reflections on the Essence of Natural
2 On the Problem of Truth in the Sciences
Critical Discussion and Conclusion
4 Reflections on Lakatos Methodology of Scientific
6 Beyond Realism and Idealism A Response
Toward a Hermeneutic Theory of
On the Theoretical Foundation of
History is Not an Empirical But an Interpretive
Index of Names


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