About the harm of science to life. Science and education as key philosophical issues in the works of Friedrich Nietzsche and Karl Jaspers

Sententiae 12 (1):70-80 (2005)
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The author analyzes the views of Friedrich Nietzsche and Karl Jaspers on the essence and goals of science. According to Nietzsche, scientific interest has no clear goal and ultimately leads to nihilism. Nietzsche criticizes science for the limitless accumulation of information, which blinds and prevents the evaluation of the achieved results. For Jaspers, the desire for knowledge, rooted in human nature, not only has unforeseen consequences, but also does not provide an answer to the question of the essence of science from an internal perspective. The author points out the risk of believing that science can create or transform a person, and considers this belief a scientific superstition. He warns against elevating science to the level of a worldview, and also points to the potential threats of genetic engineering.



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Zur Einfuehrung in die Philosophie der Gegenwart.Alois Riehl - 1903 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 56:313-315.
Die geistige Situation der Zeit. 2e éd.Karl Jaspers - 1933 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 115:137-139.

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