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    Before Empirical Turns And Transcendental Inquiry: Pre-Philosophical Considerations.Robert C. Scharff - forthcoming - Foundations of Science:1-18.
    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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  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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    “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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    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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  10. 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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    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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    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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    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.
  18. 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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    Socrates' Successful Inquiries.Robert C. Scharff - 1986 - Man and World 19 (3):311-327.
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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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    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.
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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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    Monitoring Self-Activity: The Status of Reflection Before and After Comte.Robert C. Scharff - 1991 - Metaphilosophy 22 (4):333-348.
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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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    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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    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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    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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  28. Before One Takes Empirical or Transcendental Positions.Robert C. Scharff - forthcoming - Foundations of Science:1-9.
    Trish Glazebrook and Dana Belu both think I spend too much time criticizing the Cartesianism that both empirical and transcendental philosophies of technology quite obviously oppose. They argue that I would have been better off if I had instead considered how these two philosophies “converge on the thesis of crisis” in technoscientific life and/or “made wider use of Feenberg’s work”. While I am sympathetic to both Glazebrook’s thesis and Feenberg’s work, I argue that their recommendations raise precisely the “pre-philosophical” issue (...)
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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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  30. Comte after Positivism.Robert C. Scharff - 1996 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 58 (3):605-605.
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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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  32. 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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    Feenberg on Marcuse.Robert C. Scharff - 2006 - Techne 9 (3):62-80.
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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: “Redeeming” Technological Culture.Robert C. Scharff - 2006 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 9 (3):62-80.
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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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    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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  38. 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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  39. 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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    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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  41. 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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  42. 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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    Habermas on Heidegger’s Being and Time.Robert C. Scharff - 1991 - International Philosophical Quarterly 31 (2):189-201.
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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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    If Science has No Essence, How Can It Be?Robert C. Scharff - 2005 - Philosophy Today 49 (Supplement):30-38.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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