Hermeneutic Realism: Reality Within Scientific Inquiry by Dimitri GinevHermeneutic Realism: Reality Within Scientific Inquiry by Dimitri Ginev

Hermeneutic Realism: Reality Within Scientific Inquiry

byDimitri Ginev

Hardcover | September 12, 2016

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This study recapitulates basic developments in the tradition of hermeneutic and phenomenological studies of science. It focuses on the ways in which scientific research is committed to the universe of interpretative phenomena. It treats scientific research by addressing its characteristic hermeneutic situations, and uses the following basic argument in this treatment:  By demonstrating that science's epistemological identity is not to be spelled out in terms of objectivism, mathematical essentialism, representationalism, and foundationalism, one undermines scientism without succumbing scientific research to "procedures of normative-democratic control" that threaten science's cognitive autonomy. The study shows that in contrast to social constructivism, hermeneutic phenomenology of scientific research makes the case that overcoming scientism does not imply restrictive policies regarding the constitution of scientific objects.
Dimitri Ginev has taught at the University of Western Kentucky and Sofia University. He was a Guest Professor at the Collegium Helveticum, ETH Zuerich, and Senior Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz. He was Fulbright Scholar, an Alexander-von-Humboldt scholar and head of 11 international academic projects.  He is the f...
Title:Hermeneutic Realism: Reality Within Scientific InquiryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:291 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.25 inPublished:September 12, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319392875

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1- Introductory: On the Very Idea of Hermeneutic Realism.- Chapter 2- The Production of Objectified Factuality within the Facticity of Scientific Inquiry.- Chapter 3- Intermediate Reflections: Reflexivity in Scientific Inquiry and Empirical Ontologies of Hybrid Objects.- Chapter 4 - Meaningful Articulation and Objectification of Reality in Scientific Inquiry.- Chapter 5- Conclusion "Texts", Relevant Contexts, and Textualizing.