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Foundations of Science

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 357–362 | Cite as

Scientific Objectivity and Postphenomenological Perception

  • Finn OlesenEmail author
Commentary

Abstract

Don Ihde’s paper “Stretching the in-between: Embodiment and beyond” appears to me as a stimulating, topical text with a number of important arguments about human embodiment as a dynamic and epistemically relevant dimension to scientific knowledge production. But, indirectly, the text also raises some basic questions about how to describe the (current) scope of technoscientific knowledge, and the potentials of postphenomenology to deal with this complicated, multi-stable issue.

Keywords

Technoscientific knowledge Objectivity Digital simulation Holistic descriptions Practical metaphysics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information and Media StudiesAarhus UniversityAarhus NDenmark

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