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Science & Education

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 161–171 | Cite as

Much ado about nothing: Science and hermeneutics

  • W. A. Suchting
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Abstract

Insofar as the basic concepts (in particular, “meaning”, “interpretation”, “text”) and theses of Martin Eger's “hermeneutics” of the sciences are intelligible they are not distinctive, and insofar as they are distinctive they are unintelligible and/or lack backup arguments. Ambiguity characterises much of the argument. James Cushing's elaboration of hermeneutics, using the history of quantum mechanics as an illustration of its supposed strengths, does nothing to rescue the position against the criticisms here levelled at Martin Eger's formulations of it.

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Quantum Mechanic Basic Concept Backup Argument 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. A. Suchting
    • 1
  1. 1.UltimoAustralia

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