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By István M. Fehér (auth.), Márta Fehér, Olga Kiss, László Ropolyi (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9048152577

ISBN-13: 9789048152575

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Hermeneutics used to be elaborated as a particular paintings of knowing in humanities. The found paradigmatic, historic features of clinical wisdom, and the position of rhetoric, interpretation and contextuality enabled us to exploit comparable arguments in average sciences too. during this means a brand new examine box, the hermeneutics of technology emerged dependent upon the works of Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger and Gadamer.
A discussion among philosophers and scientists starts off during this quantity on hermeneutic methods to physics, biology, ethology, arithmetic and cognitive technology. clinical rules, methodologies, discourse, language, and metaphors are analyzed, in addition to the function of the lay public and the legitimation of technology. diverse hermeneutical-phenomenological ways to conception, experiments, equipment, discovery and justification and the genesis of technological know-how are awarded. Hermeneutics shed a brand new gentle at the incommensurability of paradigms, the potential for translation and the historic realizing of science.

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Moreover, it makes sense to speak about the possibility of the same phenomenon being reached differently diachronically across historical time - by Priestley and by Lavoisier, say - or synchronically PRODUCTIVE OBJECTIVITY 29 across individuals in different laboratories at some contemporary time. This is what scientists mean when they speak of a phenomenon. A phenomenon is simply something to which we are able to return. When a phenomenon appears in the laboratory, what assures us of its genuine presence is the fact that we can return to it.

A suitable concept of productive objectivity would also allow us to understand how a scientific phenomenon can appear differently over time. We PRODUCTIVE OBJECTIVITY 27 might call this diachronic objectivity, because it refers to the fact that a phenomenon such as an electron can be sampled by a historically changed environment and new set of interests. Only by understanding how the phenomena which appear in experimental performances can have synchronic and diachronic objectivity can we possibly begin to understand the relationship between and kind of knowledge embodied in different historical texts which speak about such phenomena.

Indeed, many authors seem to assume that sentences spring full-blown from equipment. ,,4 I am going to take a different tack. Instead of approaching objectivity by discussing language, texts, translation, reference, and the like, I am going to approach it by discussing the experimental production of phenomena in the laboratory. What scientists actually do in the laboratory as often as not produces new worldly actions before it produces new texts, and the relation between those actions and those texts is not straightforward.

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