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  1. Robert C. Scharff (2014). How History Matters to Philosophy: Reconsidering Philosophy's Past After Positivism. Routledge.
    In recent decades, widespread rejection of positivism’s notorious hostility toward the philosophical tradition has led to renewed debate about the real relationship of philosophy to its history. How History Matters to Philosophy takes a fresh look at this debate. Current discussion usually starts with the question of whether philosophy’s past should matter, but Scharff argues that the very existence of the debate itself demonstrates that it already does matter. After an introductory review of the recent literature, he develops his case (...)
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  2. Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis, Robert C. Scharff, Donn Welton & Robert P. Crease (2013). Book Symposium on Robert P. Crease's World in the Balance: The Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Technology 26 (2):227-246.
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  3. Robert C. Scharff (2013). Becoming a Philosopher: What Heidegger Learned From Dilthey, 1919–25. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21 (1):122 - 142.
    (2013). Becoming a philosopher: What Heidegger learned from Dilthey, 1919–25. British Journal for the History of Philosophy: Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 122-142. doi: 10.1080/09608788.2012.689753.
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  4. Robert C. Scharff (2013). Being Post-Positivist . . . Or Just Talking About It? Foundations of Science 18 (2):393-397.
    Hans Ruin and Patrick Heelan join me in celebrating the rise of post-positivist and phenomenological approaches to scientific and technological practice. Yet as they both know, I am also concerned that the very presence of all the new accounts which give voice to this trend may tempt us into concluding prematurely that the traditional understanding of science and technology has already been displaced. With especially Ruin’s encouragement, I expand my original discussion of this concern by explaining why I agree with (...)
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  5. Robert C. Scharff (2013). “Who” is a “Topical Measuring” Postphenomenologist and How Does One Get That Way? Foundations of Science 18 (2):343-350.
    Gert Goeminne’s paper is primarily concerned with “the politics of sustainable technology,” but for good reasons he does not start with this topic. He knows that technology studies as he conceives it must clear a space for itself in a philosophical atmosphere that discourages its pursuit. He therefore begins with a critique of this objectivistic and technocratically defined atmosphere, before moving on to embrace a postphenomenology of technological multistabilities, and then further to introduce what he calls (in an adaptation of (...)
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  6. Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Larry A. Hickman, Robert Rosenberger, Robert C. Scharff & Don Ihde (2012). Book Symposium on Don Ihde's Expanding Hermeneutics: Visualism in Science. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Technology 25 (2):249-270.
    Book Symposium on Don Ihde’s Expanding Hermeneutics: Visualism in Science Content Type Journal Article Category Book Symposium Pages 1-22 DOI 10.1007/s13347-011-0060-5 Authors Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, University of Copenhagen, Nørre Farimagsgade 5 A, Room 10.0.27, 1014 Copenhagen, Denmark Larry A. Hickman, The Center for Dewey Studies, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA Robert Rosenberger, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, DM Smith Building, 685 Cherry Street, Atlanta, GA 30332-0345, USA Robert C. Scharff, University of New (...)
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  7. Robert C. Scharff (2012). American Continental Philosophy in the Making: The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy's Early Days. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 26 (2):108-117.
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  8. Robert C. Scharff (2012). American Heideggers … and Heidegger. Human Studies 35 (4):607-614.
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  9. Robert C. Scharff (2012). Don Ihde: Heidegger's Technologies: Postphenomenological Perspectives. [REVIEW] Continental Philosophy Review 45 (2):297-306.
    Don Ihde: Heidegger’s technologies: Postphenomenological perspectives Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-10 DOI 10.1007/s11007-012-9215-z Authors Robert C. Scharff, Department of Philosophy, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824-3574, USA Journal Continental Philosophy Review Online ISSN 1573-1103 Print ISSN 1387-2842.
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  10. Robert C. Scharff (2012). Technology as "Applied Science". In Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Stig Andur Pedersen & Vincent F. Hendricks (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology. Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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  11. Robert C. Scharff (2011). John Wild, Lifeworld Experience, and the Founding of SPEP. Continental Philosophy Review 44 (3):285-290.
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  12. Robert C. Scharff (2010). dReam, ouR posT-posiTivisT BuRden. In Dean Moyar (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Nineteenth Century Philosophy. Routledge. 435.
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  13. Robert C. Scharff (2010). Technoscience Studies After Heidegger? Not Yet. Philosophy Today 54 (Supplement):106-114.
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  14. Robert C. Scharff (2007). On Weak Postpositivism: Ahistorical Rejections of the View From Nowhere. Metaphilosophy 38 (4):509-534.
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  15. Robert C. Scharff (2007). Andrew Feenberg, Heidegger and Marcuse: The Catastrophe and Redemption of History. [REVIEW] Continental Philosophy Review 40 (1):91-97.
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  16. Robert C. Scharff (2006). Feenberg on Marcuse. Techne 9 (3):62-80.
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  17. Robert C. Scharff (2006). On Failing to Be Cartesian: Reconsidering the 'Impurity' of Descartes's Meditation. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 14 (4):475 – 504.
    This paper begins from the observation that in the Meditations, Descartes never achieves the 'pure', thoroughly decontextualized kind of thinking he famously promoted. Some commentators have used this observation to promote pure inquiry more diligently and to criticize Descartes for failing to achieve it. Other commentators have simply called for greater historical fairness and urged that we renew our efforts to understand how Descartes's inquiry actually does operate. This paper, although sympathetic with this second group of commentators, argues that in (...)
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  18. Robert C. Scharff (2005). If Science has No Essence, How Can It Be? Philosophy Today 49 (5):30-38.
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  19. Robert C. Scharff & Val Dusek (eds.) (2003). Philosophy of Technology: The Technological Condition: An Anthology. Blackwell Publishers.
     
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  20. Robert C. Scharff (2002). Margolis on Making the Phrase “Human Science” Redundant. Idealistic Studies 32 (1):17-26.
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  21. Robert C. Scharff (2002). Review of Joseph Margolis, Selves and Other Texts: The Case for Cultural Realism. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002 (9).
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  22. Robert C. Scharff (2000). Historical Destiny and National Socialism in Heidegger's 'Being and Time' (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 38 (3):455-456.
  23. Robert C. Scharff (1998). Comte and Heidegger on the Historicity of Science. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 52 (203):29-49.
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  24. Robert C. Scharff (1997). Heidegger's "Appropriation" of Dilthey Before. Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (1).
  25. Robert C. Scharff (1997). Heidegger's "Appropriation" of Dilthey Before Being and Time. Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (1):105-128.
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  26. Robert C. Scharff (1995). Comte After Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
    This book provides a detailed, systematic reconsideration of the neglected nineteenth-century positivist Auguste Comte. Apart from offering an accurate account of what Comte actually wrote, the book argues that Comte's positivism has never had greater contemporary relevance than now. The aim of the first part of the book is to rescue Comte from the influential misinterpretation of his work by John Stuart Mill. The second part argues that this deep historically-minded concern with the tradition of philosophy for current philosophical practice (...)
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  27. Robert C. Scharff (1992). Rorty and Analytic Heideggerian Epistemology ? And Heidegger. Man and World 25 (3-4):483-504.
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  28. Robert C. Scharff (1991). Monitoring Self-Activity: The Status of Reflection Before and After Comte. Metaphilosophy 22 (4):333-348.
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  29. Robert C. Scharff (1991). Comte, Philosophy, and the Question of its History. Philosophical Topics 19 (2):177-204.
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  30. Robert C. Scharff (1991). Habermas on Heidegger's Being and Time. International Philosophical Quarterly 31 (2):189-201.
  31. Robert C. Scharff (1989). Mill's Misreading of Comte on 'Interior Observation'. Journal of the History of Philosophy 27 (4):559-572.
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  32. Robert C. Scharff (1989). Positivism, Philosophy of Science, and Self-Understanding in Comte and Mill. American Philosophical Quarterly 26 (4):253 - 268.
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  33. Robert C. Scharff (1986). Socrates' Successful Inquiries. Man and World 19 (3):311-327.
  34. Robert C. Scharff (1983). Theodore Plantinga, Historical Understanding in the Thought of Wilhelm Dilthey Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 3 (4):194-198.
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  35. Robert C. Scharff (1976). Non-Analytical, Unspeculative Philosophy of History: The Legacy of Wilhelm Dilthey. Philosophy and Social Criticism 3 (3):295-330.