Perspectives on Science 19 (1):81-115 (2011)

Authors
Jeff Kochan
Universität Konstanz
Abstract
Joseph Rouse has drawn from Heidegger’s early philosophy to develop what he calls a “practical hermeneutics of science.” With this, he has not only become an important player in the recent trend towards practice-based conceptualisations of science, he has also emerged as the predominant expositor of Heidegger’s philosophy of science. Yet, there are serious shortcomings in both Rouse’s theory of science and his interpretation of Heidegger. In the first instance, Rouse’s practical hermeneutics appears confused on the topic of realism. In the second instance, Rouse suppresses Heidegger’s distinction between existence and essence, and hence fails to grasp the latter’s corollary distinction between scientic research and everyday practice. I argue that, by accepting a correction in his interpretation of Heidegger, Rouse would find the means to resolve the debilitating tensions in his stance towards realism.
Keywords Martin Heidegger  Joseph Rouse  realism  science  practice theory
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1162/POSC_a_00026
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

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

The Social Construction of What?Ian Hacking - 1999 - Harvard University Press.
Truth and Other Enigmas.Michael A. E. Dummett - 1978 - Harvard University Press.
On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme.Donald Davidson - 1973 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 47:5-20.
Representing and Intervening.Ian Hacking - 1984 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 35 (4):381-390.

View all 49 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Objective Styles in Northern Field Science.Jeff Kochan - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 52:1-12.
Interpreting Kant’s Conception of Proper Science in Practical Realism.Rein Vihalemm - 2013 - Acta Baltica Historiae Et Philosophiae Scientiarum 1 (2):5-14.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Against the Politics of Postmodern Philosophy of Science.Dimitri Ginev - 2005 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 19 (2):191 – 208.
Kuhn, Heidegger, and Scientific Realism.Joseph Rouse - 1981 - Man and World 14 (3):269-290.
Heidegger’s Later Philosophy of Science.Joseph Rouse - 1985 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 23 (1):75-92.
Rouse's Demonstrations in Greek Iambic Verse.W. H. D. Rouse & J. Gow - 1900 - The Classical Review 14 (04):236-.
Heidegger on Realism and Idealism.Mark Basil Tanzer - 1998 - Journal of Philosophical Research 23:95-111.
Fuller and Rouse on the Legitimation of Scientific Knowledge.Francis Remedios - 2003 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (4):444-463.
Heidegger and the Path of Thinking.John Sallis (ed.) - 1969 - Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press.
Husserlian Phenomenology and Scientific Realism.Joseph Rouse - 1987 - Philosophy of Science 54 (2):222-232.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-12-23

Total views
150 ( #69,616 of 2,444,937 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
10 ( #68,160 of 2,444,937 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes