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Thinking Through the Prism of Life
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3210-4712
2013 (English)In: Foundations of Science, ISSN 1233-1821, E-ISSN 1572-8471, Vol. 18, no 2, 387-392 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The article provides an overview of the argument in Robert Scharff's pap= "Displacing epistemology: Being in the midst of technoscientific practic= (Scharff 2011), focusing on his central objective, to articulate a hidde= ground of the current controversies in the philosophy of science and tech= logy studies, between objectivism and constructivism, through a deeper co= rontation with Heidegger's legacy. The commentary addresses two aspects o= Scharffs argument that deserve to be developed further, namely how it bot= criticizes and cultivates itself an ideal of the meta-knower, and how the= dea of thinking from the perspective of life in Dilthey's sense can be cr= ically reflected through Heidegger's later criticism. By rehearsing Heide= er's understanding of truth as aletheia, and also his gradually increased= riticism of the very concept of life, the commentary tries to show how Sc= rff's intervention can in fact be strengthened against possible criticism.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19419DOI: 10.1007/s10699-011-9248-5ISI: 000319436600017ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84878366745OAI: diva2:636694
Available from: 2013-07-11 Created: 2013-07-11 Last updated: 2016-10-10Bibliographically approved

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