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Ist Philosophie eine Wissenschaft?

University of Konstanz, GERMANY, KOPS

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Title Ist Philosophie eine Wissenschaft?
Creator Spohn, Wolfgang
Subject Philosophy
Description I give a positive answer to the title question - by defending six claims: (1) Philosophy must in any case maintain the claim to be a scientific discipline. (2) There are many close relations between philosophy and specific disciplines showing that they are at least similar in kind; all are part of our best ways of theorizing about the world. (3) There is a lot of 'normal science' in philosophy, not less useful than other normal science. (4) This has the effect of raising the scholarly standards in philosophy. (5) There is still progress and improvement in philosophy, even concerning the 'big questions', but only with the help of 'scientific' methods. (6) There is a peculiar dialectics between the philosophy of big questions and the philosophy as normal science; both depend on one another.
Publisher Universität Konstanz
Fachbereich Philosophie. Fachbereich Philosophie
Date 2005
Type InProceedings
Format application/pdf
Identifier urn:nbn:de:bsz:352-opus-62204
Source Zuerst ersch. in: Philosophie und/als Wissenschaft: Hauptvorträge und Kolloquiumsbeiträge zu GAP.5, Fünfter Internationaler Kongress der Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie, Bielefeld, 22.-26. Sept. 2003. - Paderborn: Mentis-Verl., 2005, S. 81-96
Language ger