The Critique of Scientific Reason

The Critique of Scientific Reason

by Kurt Hubner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226357090

ISBN-13: 9780226357096

Pub. Date: 05/28/1988

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

A systematic critique of the notion that natural science is the sovereign domain of truth, Critique of Scientific Reason uses an extensive and detailed investigation of physics—and in particular of Einstein's theory of relativity—to argue that the positivistic notion of rationality is not only wrongheaded but false. Kurt Hübner contends that

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A systematic critique of the notion that natural science is the sovereign domain of truth, Critique of Scientific Reason uses an extensive and detailed investigation of physics—and in particular of Einstein's theory of relativity—to argue that the positivistic notion of rationality is not only wrongheaded but false. Kurt Hübner contends that positivism ignores both the historical dimension of science and the basic structures common to scientific theory, myth, and so-called subjective symbolic systems. Moreover, Hübner argues, positivism has led in our time to a widespread disillusionment with science and technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226357096
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/28/1988
Pages:
291
Product dimensions:
5.89(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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