Which stance does philosophical thinking, namely practical philosophy, take in the face of the ever-growing challenge by science and technology? The central aim of this essay is to evaluate whether there are unexhausted resources that can be used to incorporate and cope with science and technology in the framework of a global experience of meaningfulness. The essay proceeds through an analysis of the state of present thinking under the conditions of technology and leads to a discussion about the possibilities for knowledge of “practical” action in modernity. In order to account for the particularities of practical action in contrast to homogenous scientific methods and the scientific ideal, the concept of a “practical” knowledge as introduced by hermeneutics with reference to basic intuitions of Aristotelian practical philosophy will be developed
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