This book offers new reflections on the life world, from both phenomenological and hermeneutic perspectives. It presents a prism for a new philosophy of science and technology, especially including the social sciences but also the environment as well as questions of ethics and philosophical aesthetics in addition to exploring the themes of theology and religion.
Inspired by the many contributions made by the philosopher Joseph Kockelmans, this book examines the past, present, and future prospects of hermeneutic phenomenology. It raises key questions of truth and method as well as highlights both continental and analytic traditions of philosophy.
Contributors to The Multidimensionality of Hermeneutic Phenomenology include leading scholars in the field as well as new voices representing analytic philosophers of science, hermeneutic and phenomenological philosophers of science, scholars of comparative literature, theorists of environmental studies, specialists in phenomenological ethics, and experts in classical hermeneutics.
Foreword.- D. Ginev, The Universality of Hermeneutics in Joseph Kockelmans’s Version of Hermeneutic Phenomenology.- Introduction.- B. Babich, The Multidimensionality of Hermeneutic Phenomenology: Philology, Science, Technology, Theology.- PART I. Cognition, Bio-Hermeneutics, and Lifeworld.- N. Rescher, A Paradox of Cognition.- D. Ginev, The Articulation of a Scientific Domain from the Viewpoint of Hermeneutic Phenomenology: The Case of Vectorial Metabolism.- G. Schiemann, Husserl and Schütz: Reflections on Science and Life-World.- G. Leghissa, Phenomenology and the Humanities or Towards a Critical Genealogy of the Life-World.- R. Frodeman, Hermeneutics in the Field: The Philosophy of Geology.- R. Crease, The Metroscape: Phenomenology of Measurement.- PART II. Hermeneutic and Phenomenological Philosophy of Science and Technology.- P. Heelan, Consciousness, Quantum Physics, and Hermeneutical Phenomenology.- M. Stölzner, Die ewige Wiederkunft wissenschaftlich betrachtet. Oskar Beckers Nietzscheinterpretation im Kontext.- T. Kisiel, Heidegger and Our 21st Century Experience of Ge-Stell.- B. Babich, Constellating Technology: Heidegger’s Die Gefahr / The Danger.- L. Ma & J. V. Brakel, What Modern Science Is: ‘Technology’.- H. Schmid, Logos and the Essence of Technology.- PART III. Philosophical Truth, Hermeneutic Aesthetics, and History of Philosophy.- G. Nicholson, On the Manifold Meaning of Truth in Aristotle.- J. Malpas, The Twofold Character of Truth: Heidegger, Davidson, Tugendhat.- J. Faye, What can Philosophy of Science Learn from Hermeneutics–What Can Hermeneutics Learn From Philosophy of Science? With an Excursus on Botticelli.- E. Berti, The Classical Notion of Person and its Criticism by Modern Philosophy.- PART IV.Hermeneutic Science and First Philosophy, Theology and the Universe.- P. Kerszberg, Philosophie des sciences et philosophie première.- A. Peperzak, A Re-Reading of Heidegger’s “Phenomenology and Theology”.- R. Gasché, The Remainders of Faith: On Karl Löwith’s Conception of Secularization.- S. Glynn, The Hermeneutics of God, the Universe, and Everything.- Contributors.- Index.