On Historicizing Epistemology: An Essay (Cultural Memory in by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger,David Fernbach PDF

By Hans-Jörg Rheinberger,David Fernbach

ISBN-10: 0804762880

ISBN-13: 9780804762885

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ISBN-13: 9780804762892

Epistemology, as regularly understood through philosophers of technology, is quite distant from the background of technology and from ancient matters generally. Rheinberger indicates that, from the overdue 19th throughout the past due 20th century, a parallel, replacement discourse sought to return to phrases with the really basic event of the thoroughgoing medical adjustments caused by the revolution in physics. Philosophers of technological know-how and historians of technology alike contributed their proportion to what this essay describes as an ongoing quest to historicize epistemology. ancient epistemology, during this experience, isn't really so occupied with the understanding topic and its psychological capacities. fairly, it envisages technological know-how as an ongoing cultural activity and attempts to evaluate the stipulations lower than which the sciences in all their range take form and alter over time.

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