Hermeneutic Realism

Reality Within Scientific Inquiry

  • Dimitri Ginev

Part of the Contributions to Hermeneutics book series (CONT HERMEN, volume 4)

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​This study recapitulates basic developments in the tradition of hermeneutic and phenomenological studies of science. It focuses on the ways in which scientific research is committed to the universe of interpretative phenomena. It treats scientific research by addressing its characteristic hermeneutic situations, and uses the following basic argument in this treatment:  By demonstrating that science’s epistemological identity is not to be spelled out in terms of objectivism, mathematical essentialism, representationalism, and foundationalism, one undermines scientism without succumbing scientific research to “procedures of normative-democratic control” that threaten science’s cognitive autonomy. The study shows that in contrast to social constructivism, hermeneutic phenomenology of scientific research makes the case that overcoming scientism does not imply restrictive policies regarding the constitution of scientific objects.


Characteristic Hermeneutic Situation Cognitive Existentialism Cognitive Existentialism Constitution of Meaning Hermeneutic Fore-structure Hermeneutic Realism Hermeneutic Situation Horizons of Possibilities Intertextuality Potentiality for being Potentiality-for-being Readable Technologies Reading-as-textualizing Situated Transcendence Trans-subjectivity

Authors and affiliations

  • Dimitri Ginev
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of SofiaSofiaBulgaria

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39287-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39289-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-6087
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-6095
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