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Contributions to Phenomenology

History as a Science and the System of the Sciences

Phenomenological Investigations

Authors: Seebohm, Thomas M.

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  • Outlines the methodologies of the natural, the historical-philological and the social human sciences
  • Shows that history can serve as a bridge between the natural sciences and the sciences of understanding
  • Justifies the application of causal explanations in the historical sciences
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This volume goes beyond presently available phenomenological analyses based on the structures and constitution of the lifeworld. It shows how the science of history is the mediator between the human and the natural sciences. It demonstrates that the distinction between interpretation and explanation does not imply a strict separation of the natural and the human sciences. Finally, it shows that the natural sciences and technology are inseparable, but that technology is one-sidedly founded in pre-scientific encounters with reality in the lifeworld. In positivism the natural sciences are sciences because they offer causal explanations testable in experiments and the humanities are human sciences only if they use methods of the natural sciences. For epistemologists following Dilthey, the human sciences presuppose interpretation and the human and natural sciences must be separated. There is phenomenology interested in psychology and the social sciences that distinguish the natural and the human sciences, but little can be found about the historical human sciences. This volume fills the gap by presenting analyses of the material foundations of the "understanding" of expressions of other persons, and of primordial recollections and expectations founding explicit expectations and predictions in the lifeworld. Next, it shows, on the basis of history as applying philological methods in interpretations of sources, the role of a universal spatio-temporal framework for reconstructions and causal explanations of "what has really happened".

About the authors

Thomas M Seebohm took his Dr. phil. habil. at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in 1969. Vis. professor 1970-1972 and then professor at the Pennsylvania State University and at the New School for Social Research 1973 -1984; Institutional offices: chairman of the Philosophische Seminar; Dean Fachbereich 11 (Philosophic I Pedagogik), the Universitat Mainz between 1984-1999. Guest professorships in Canada, Germany and Latvia. Extra-institutional professional offices: member of the board of directors, Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology. Member of the board of the Kant - Gesellschaft e. V. Bonn; president of the Kant - Gesellschaft e.V Bonn. 1988-1990 Secretary of the Inner Circle of the Allgemeine Gesellschaftfür Philosophie in Deutschland; Honorary Member: North American Kant Society. Ballard Prize: Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology (for: Hermeneutics, Method and Methodology, Contributions to Phenomenology 50, 2004.)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Seebohm, Thomas M.

  • The Formal Methodological Presuppositions of a Phenomenological Epistemology

    Pages 11-43

    Seebohm, Thomas M.

  • The Material Methodological Presuppositions of a Phenomenological Epistemology in the Structures of the Lifeworld

    Pages 45-64

    Seebohm, Thomas M.

  • The Lifeworld and the System of the Sciences: First Steps Toward a Phenomenological Epistemology

    Pages 65-97

    Seebohm, Thomas M.

  • History as a Science of Interpretation

    Pages 101-129

    Seebohm, Thomas M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
History as a Science and the System of the Sciences
Book Subtitle
Phenomenological Investigations
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Phenomenology
Series Volume
77
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13587-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13587-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13586-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38503-7
Series ISSN
0923-9545
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 443
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