David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Environmental Ethics 20 (3):305-316 (1998)
I discuss Arendt’s claim that science and its uses should become a matter of political discussion. The suggestion that science can be discussed and monitored by lay people is based on her interpretation of modern science. Modern science results from a flight from the human condition, which in her view should be reversed by means of the public debate. I conclude that Arendt’s political approach should in fact be called a moral approach. Arendt’s arguments can be reduced to a traditional humanistic critique of science, interpreted as a version of Kant’s antinomy between the cognitive and the moral interests of reason, according to which scientists must be prevented from treating human beings as a natural species like any other
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Claudia Drucker (1998). Hanna Arendt on the Need for a Public Debate on Science. Environmental Ethics 20 (3):305-316.
Pieter Tijmes (1992). The Archimedean Point and Eccentricity: Hannah Arendt's Philosophy of Science and Technology. Inquiry 35 (3 & 4):389 – 406.
Phillip Birger Hansen (1993). Hannah Arendt: Politics, History and Citizenship. Stanford University Press.
Roger Berkowitz (ed.) (2010). Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics. Fordham University Press.
Codruţa Cuceu (2011). Milestones in the Critique of the Public Sphere: Dewey and Arendt. Journal for Communication and Culture 1 (2):99-110.
Irving Louis Horowitz (2012). Hannah Arendt: Radical Conservative. Transaction Publishers.
Barry Clarke & Lawrence Quill (2009). Augustine, Arendt, and Anthropy. Sophia 48 (3):253-265.
Roger Berkowitz (2010). Solitude and the Activity of Thinking. In Roger Berkowitz, Jeff Katz & Thomas Keenan (eds.), Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics. Fordham University Press
Garrath Williams (2007). Ethics and Human Relationality: Between Arendt's Accounts of Morality. HannahArendt.Net 3.
Christopher Philip Long (1998). A Fissure in the Distinction: Hannah Arendt, the Family and the Public/Private Dichotomy. Philosophy and Social Criticism 24 (5):85-104.
A. Degryse (2011). Sensus Communis as a Foundation for Men as Political Beings: Arendt's Reading of Kant's Critique of Judgment. Philosophy and Social Criticism 37 (3):345-358.
Ronald Beiner (1997). Rereading Hannah Arendt's Kant Lectures. Philosophy and Social Criticism 23 (1):21-32.
Avery Goldman (2010). An Antinomy of Political Judgment: Kant, Arendt, and the Role of Purposiveness in Reflective Judgment. Continental Philosophy Review 43 (3):331-352.
Margaret Betz Hull (2000). “Wholly ... A Daughter of Our People”. Social Philosophy Today 16:35-46.
Hannah Arendt (2000). The Portable Hannah Arendt. Penguin Books.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads5 ( #359,709 of 1,725,580 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #134,647 of 1,725,580 )
How can I increase my downloads?