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  1. Heidegger Becoming Phenomenological: Interpreting Husserl Through Dilthey, 1916–1925.Robert C. Scharff - 2018 - Rowman & Littlefield International.
    This book sets the record straight about the greater influence of Dilthey than Husserl in Heidegger’s initial formulation of his conception of phenomenology. Scharff shows how, in Heidegger’s early lecture courses, phenomenology is presented as a genuine philosophical alternative, and explores our own current need for a phenomenological philosophy.
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  2. How History Matters to Philosophy: Reconsidering Philosophy’s Past After Positivism.Robert C. Scharff - 2014 - 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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  3. How History Matters to Philosophy: Reconsidering Philosophy’s Past After Positivism.Robert C. Scharff - 2014 - 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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    Empirical Technoscience Studies in a Comtean World: Too Much Concreteness? [REVIEW]Robert C. Scharff - 2012 - Philosophy and Technology 25 (2):153-177.
    Abstract No one doubts the radically transformative power of contemporary technologies and technoscientific practices over the material dimensions of our experience. Yet with the coming of all the exciting changes and the promise of ever better material conditions, what kinds of lives are we implicitly being encouraged to live? One would think that current philosophical studies of technology would make this a central question, and indeed, a few have done so. But many do not. Following the lead of thinkers who (...)
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    Philosophy of Technology: The Technological Condition: An Anthology.Robert C. Scharff & Val Dusek (eds.) - 2003 - Blackwell.
    Comprehensie collection of historical and contemporary philosophies of technology, including Plato, Aristotle, St. Simon, Comte, Marx, Heidegger, Mumford, Foucault.
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    When is a phenomenologist being hermeneutical?Robert C. Scharff - forthcoming - AI and Society:1-15.
    Many philosophers of science and technology who see themselves as coming “after” Husserl also claim that their phenomenology is hermeneutical. Yet they neither practice the same sort of phenomenology, nor do they all have the same understanding of hermeneutics. Moreover, their differences often seem to be more a function of different pre-selected substantive commitments—say, to take a “material” turn or to be resolutely “empirical”—than the product of any serious effort to clarify what it is be hermeneutical. In this essay, after (...)
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  7. Philosophy of Technology. The Technological Condition. An Anthology.Robert C. Scharff & Val Dusek - 2004 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 66 (3):607-608.
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    Comte After Positivism.Robert C. Scharff - 1995 - Cambridge University Press.
    This 1996 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 (...)
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  9. Comte after Positivism.Robert C. Scharff - 1996 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 58 (3):605-605.
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    Before Empirical Turns And Transcendental Inquiry: Pre-Philosophical Considerations.Robert C. Scharff - 2022 - Foundations of Science 27 (1):107-124.
    I approach the idea of empirical turns and transcendental theories indirectly. I do not start “post-“ or “neg-” anything; instead I begin pre-philosophically—that is, before everyone has a position and opposes other positions—with Heidegger’s “preparatory hermeneutical” question: As whom and with what concerns do empirically or transcendentally minded philosophers of technology respond to their experience of technoscientific life? For example, in his second Untimely Meditation, Nietzsche identifies his concern as one of “taking advantage” of historical knowledge “for life,” that is, (...)
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    Book Symposium on Don Ihde’s Expanding Hermeneutics: Visualism in Science: Northwestern University Press, 1998. [REVIEW]Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Larry A. Hickman, Robert Rosenberger, Robert C. Scharff & Don Ihde - 2012 - 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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    Technoscience Studies After Heidegger? Not Yet.Robert C. Scharff - 2010 - Philosophy Today 54 (Supplement):106-114.
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    “Who” is a “Topical Measuring” Postphenomenologist and How Does One Get That Way?Robert C. Scharff - 2013 - 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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    Being Post-Positivist . . . Or Just Talking About It?Robert C. Scharff - 2013 - 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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    Displacing Epistemology: Being in the Midst of Technoscientific Practice. [REVIEW]Robert C. Scharff - 2011 - Foundations of Science 16 (2-3):227-243.
    Interest the Erklären–Verstehen debate is usually interpreted as primarily epistemological. By raising the possibility that there are fundamentally different methods for fundamentally different types of science, the debate puts into play all the standard issues—that is, issues concerning scientific explanation and justification, the unity and diversity of scientific disciplines, the reality of their subject matter, the accessibility of various subject matters to research, and so on. In this paper, however, I do not focus on any of these specific issues. I (...)
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  16. Technology as "Applied Science".Robert C. Scharff - 2012 - 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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    Rorty and Analytic Heideggerian Epistemology ? And Heidegger.Robert C. Scharff - 1992 - Man and World 25 (3-4):483-504.
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    Don Ihde: Heidegger’s Technologies: Postphenomenological Perspectives: Fordham University Press, New York, 2010, 155 Pp, ISBN-13: 978-0823233762 US $60.00, ISBN-13: 978-0823233779, US $22.00. [REVIEW]Robert C. Scharff - 2012 - 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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    Becoming a Philosopher: What Heidegger Learned From Dilthey, 1919–25.Robert C. Scharff - 2013 - 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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    Correction to: Transdisciplinarity Without Method: On Being Interdisciplinary in a Technoscientific World.Robert C. Scharff & David A. Stone - 2022 - Human Studies 45 (1):1-25.
    Questions about what experts need to know to facilitate their collaboration in interdisciplinary situations are usually answered with proposals concerning the technical methods, epistemic ground rules, and explanatory theories that one applies “across” disciplines, just as such methods, rules, and theories are applied “within” a discipline. However, phenomenology offers something better. Instead of following the traditional route of looking for general conditions that apply to collaborative practice, phenomenology turns to what actually happens in collaborative experience and shows that success is (...)
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  21. dReam, ouR posT-posiTivisT BuRden.Robert C. Scharff - 2010 - In Dean Moyar (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Nineteenth Century Philosophy. Routledge. pp. 435.
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    Positivism, Philosophy of Science, and Self-Understanding in Comte and Mill.Robert C. Scharff - 1989 - American Philosophical Quarterly 26 (4):253 - 268.
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    Mill's Misreading of Comte on 'Interior Observation'.Robert C. Scharff - 1989 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 27 (4):559-572.
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    Understanding Historical Life in its Own Terms: Dilthey on Ethics, Worldviews, and Religious Experience.Robert C. Scharff - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (1):173-180.
    With the publication of Ethical and World-View Philosophy [EWP], the complete six-volume edition of Dilthey’s Selected Writings has now appeared. Four decades in the making, the collection testifie...
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  25. Heidegger Becoming Phenomenological: Interpreting Husserl Through Dilthey, 1916 – 1925.Robert C. Scharff - 2018 - Rowman & Littlefield International.
    This book sets the record straight about the greater influence of Dilthey than Husserl in Heidegger’s initial formulation of his conception of phenomenology.
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  26. Heidegger: Hermeneutics as “Preparation” for Thinking.Robert C. Scharff - 2017 - In Babette Babich (ed.), Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science: Introduction. De Gruyter. pp. 373-386.
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  27. On Making Phenomenologies of Technology More Phenomenological.Robert C. Scharff - 2022 - Philosophy and Technology 35 (3):1-22.
    Phenomenologists usually insist that their approach involves going “back” to and “starting” with technoscientific experience—that is, returning to the actual existing or living through of technoscientific life—after centuries of privileging the analysis of how things are “objectively” known and denigrating accounts of how they are “subjectively” lived with. But then who says this and how is this understood? “Who” is really a phenomenologist, when so many diverse thinkers claim the title? This paper considers some of the reasons why this is (...)
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    Heidegger's "Appropriation" of Dilthey Before Being and Time.Robert C. Scharff - 1997 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (1):105-128.
    Heidegger's "Appropriation" of Dilthey before Being and Time ROBERT C. SCHARFF IN 199 4, in his famous Time-lecture to the Marburg Theological Society, Heidegger makes it "the first principle of all hermeneutics" that gaining access to history rests upon understanding what it means to be historical? Three years later, in Being and Time, he announces that he has achieved this understanding, for the purpose of his ontological questioning, through an "appropriation" of Dilthey's work, "confirmed and strengthened by the theses of (...)
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    Book Symposium on Robert P. Crease’s World in the Balance: The Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement: W. W. Norton & Company, 2011. [REVIEW]Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis, Robert C. Scharff, Donn Welton & Robert P. Crease - 2013 - Philosophy and Technology 26 (2):227-246.
  30. Non-Analytical, Unspeculative Philosophy of History: The Legacy of Wilhelm Dilthey.Robert C. Scharff - 1976 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 3 (3):295-330.
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    Habermas on Heidegger’s Being and Time.Robert C. Scharff - 1991 - International Philosophical Quarterly 31 (2):189-201.
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    On Weak Postpositivism: Ahistorical Rejections of the View From Nowhere.Robert C. Scharff - 2007 - Metaphilosophy 38 (4):509-534.
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    Andrew Feenberg, Heidegger and Marcuse: The Catastrophe and Redemption of History. [REVIEW]Robert C. Scharff - 2007 - Continental Philosophy Review 40 (1):91-97.
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    On Failing to Be Cartesian: Reconsidering the ‘Impurity’ of Descartes’s Meditation.Robert C. Scharff - 2006 - 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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    American Heideggers … and Heidegger: Martin Woessner: Heidegger in America. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011, 308. ISBN 9780521518376. $95.00 Hardcover.Robert C. Scharff - 2012 - Human Studies 35 (4):607-614.
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    Monitoring Self-Activity: The Status of Reflection Before and After Comte.Robert C. Scharff - 1991 - Metaphilosophy 22 (4):333-348.
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    Feenberg on Marcuse.Robert C. Scharff - 2006 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 9 (3):62-80.
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    Feenberg on Marcuse.Robert C. Scharff - 2006 - Techne 9 (3):62-80.
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    American Continental Philosophy in the Making: The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy's Early Days.Robert C. Scharff - 2012 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 26 (2):108-117.
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    Margolis on Making the Phrase “Human Science” Redundant.Robert C. Scharff - 2002 - Idealistic Studies 32 (1):17-26.
    In a recent summary of his views, Margolis describes himself as rejecting most of the principle doctrines that have dominated twentieth century English-language philosophy, in preparation for a “very large transformation of philosophical vision”—an event that is in any case overtaking us, no matter how much we try to cling to old ways. At the very least, he says, this transformation will render obsolete the still widely held convictions that an epistemic view from Nowhere is possible, that there are de (...)
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    Heidegger's "Appropriation" of Dilthey Before.Robert C. Scharff - 1997 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (1).
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    John Wild, Lifeworld Experience, and the Founding of SPEP.Robert C. Scharff - 2011 - Continental Philosophy Review 44 (3):285-290.
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    On Living with Technology Through Renunciation and Releasement.Robert C. Scharff - 2017 - Foundations of Science 22 (2):255-260.
    Marc Van den Bosche suggests that Heidegger’s conceptions of Gestell and Gelassenheit, taken together with his analysis of Nietzschean Nihilism, depicts our era in a way that “supplements” Andrew Feenberg and Don Ihde’s work. Weaving these sources together, he sees the possibility of our becoming “technicians” that “live, in a released way, within the groundless.” Here, I raise some questions about whether the author has really fitted all these sources together and argue that his idea of becoming post-modern “technicians” appears (...)
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    Historical Destiny and National Socialism in Heidegger's 'Being and Time' (Review).Robert C. Scharff - 2000 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 38 (3):455-456.
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    Heidegger: Hermeneutics as “Preparation” for Thinking.Robert C. Scharff - 2017 - In Babette Babich (ed.), Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science. De Gruyter. pp. 373-386.
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    Feenberg on Marcuse: “Redeeming” Technological Culture.Robert C. Scharff - 2006 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 9 (3):62-80.
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    If Science has No Essence, How Can It Be?Robert C. Scharff - 2005 - Philosophy Today 49 (5):30-38.
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    Review of Joseph Margolis, Selves and Other Texts: The Case for Cultural Realism[REVIEW]Robert C. Scharff - 2002 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002 (9).
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    Comte and Heidegger on the Historicity of Science.Robert C. Scharff - 1998 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 52 (203):29-49.
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    Comte, Philosophy, and the Question of Its History.Robert C. Scharff - 1991 - Philosophical Topics 19 (2):177-204.
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