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Continental Philosophy | Philosophy | Philosophy of Science

Abstract

As an element of our total contemporary culture, "historical science" may be distinguished from "experimental" science as the professional business of natural scientists. Phenomenology has always taken a very critical stance against certain defects or biasses -- objectivism, scientism, techicism -- it has found in historical science. I show that these defects and biasses, associated historically with physical science, are not necessary parts of physical science, and consequently, that physics, especially experimental physics, has all of those hermeneutical, ontological, historical and dialectical dimensions negated by historical science.

Kisiel Commentary on Patrick Heelan 1974.pdf (1129 kB)
Commentary on Patrick Heelan's "Hermeneutics of Experimental Science

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