OPEN TRANSCENDENTALISM AND THE NORMATIVE CHARACTER OF METHODOLOGY

OPEN TRANSCENDENTALISM AND THE NORMATIVE CHARACTER OF METHODOLOGY OPEN TRANSCENDENTALISM ANDTHE NORMATIVE CHARACTER OF METHODOLOGY H. G. CALLAWAY Universität Erlangen 1. Lauener, Ferdinand Gonseth, and Kant Lauener says his "open transcendentalism, has its roots in the philosophy of Kant and Gonseth" (Lauener 1982, p. 354). Still, contrary to Kant, "radical anti-fundamentalism" (anti-foundational-ism) is a key element in his approach to philosophical problems of the sciences. Lauener remarks that Gonseth's methodology "on fIrst sight" shows "many similarities with the views of Karl Popper" (Lauener 1977, p. 113). Gonseth insists on the importance of "technical devices" in strenuous tests of hypotheses and "on the fruitlessness of any attempt to find absolute and defInite foundations for human knowledge". These points appear to have influenced Lauener's thought, since he claims "it is vain to seek certitude or ultimate elements of any kind" (1982, p. 354), and because of the prevalence of technical devices, put to good use, in Lauener's work. Like Gonseth, Lauener complains of philosophy which teIls us nothing of signifIcance regarding "existential, ethical, and social problems" (1977, p. 113). Even among post-positivist analytic philosophers, Lauener sees many "embarked on a modem scholasticism doomed to sterility" (1982, p. 354). There is a practical orientation in Lauener's work, and this http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Grazer Philosophische Studien Brill

OPEN TRANSCENDENTALISM AND THE NORMATIVE CHARACTER OF METHODOLOGY

OPEN TRANSCENDENTALISM AND THE NORMATIVE CHARACTER OF METHODOLOGY


OPEN TRANSCENDENTALISM ANDTHE NORMATIVE CHARACTER OF METHODOLOGY H. G. CALLAWAY Universität Erlangen 1. Lauener, Ferdinand Gonseth, and Kant Lauener says his "open transcendentalism, has its roots in the philosophy of Kant and Gonseth" (Lauener 1982, p. 354). Still, contrary to Kant, "radical anti-fundamentalism" (anti-foundational-ism) is a key element in his approach to philosophical problems of the sciences. Lauener remarks that Gonseth's methodology "on fIrst sight" shows "many similarities with the views of Karl Popper" (Lauener 1977, p. 113). Gonseth insists on the importance of "technical devices" in strenuous tests of hypotheses and "on the fruitlessness of any attempt to find absolute and defInite foundations for human knowledge". These points appear to have influenced Lauener's thought, since he claims "it is vain to seek certitude or ultimate elements of any kind" (1982, p. 354), and because of the prevalence of technical devices, put to good use, in Lauener's work. Like Gonseth, Lauener complains of philosophy which teIls us nothing of signifIcance regarding "existential, ethical, and social problems" (1977, p. 113). Even among post-positivist analytic philosophers, Lauener sees many "embarked on a modem scholasticism doomed to sterility" (1982, p. 354). There is a practical orientation in Lauener's work, and this orientation to practice is reflected in his concem with nonnative elements of science and scientific methodology. How are we to understand the 'transcendentalism' of Lauener's 'open transcendentalism' and its relation to Kant? Many will sense a tension between "transcendental" elements of any kind and Lauener's pragmatic themes. According to Lauener, the Kantian conception of transcendental arguments, is to be "pragmatically relativ i- zed" (Cf. Lauener 1990a). Lauener's...
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OPEN TRANSCENDENTALISM ANDTHE NORMATIVE CHARACTER OF METHODOLOGY H. G. CALLAWAY Universität Erlangen 1. Lauener, Ferdinand Gonseth, and Kant Lauener says his "open transcendentalism, has its roots in the philosophy of Kant and Gonseth" (Lauener 1982, p. 354). Still, contrary to Kant, "radical anti-fundamentalism" (anti-foundational-ism) is a key element in his approach to philosophical problems of the sciences. Lauener remarks that Gonseth's methodology "on fIrst sight" shows "many similarities with the views of Karl Popper" (Lauener 1977, p. 113). Gonseth insists on the importance of "technical devices" in strenuous tests of hypotheses and "on the fruitlessness of any attempt to find absolute and defInite foundations for human knowledge". These points appear to have influenced Lauener's thought, since he claims "it is vain to seek certitude or ultimate elements of any kind" (1982, p. 354), and because of the prevalence of technical devices, put to good use, in Lauener's work. Like Gonseth, Lauener complains of philosophy which teIls us nothing of signifIcance regarding "existential, ethical, and social problems" (1977, p. 113). Even among post-positivist analytic philosophers, Lauener sees many "embarked on a modem scholasticism doomed to sterility" (1982, p. 354). There is a practical orientation in Lauener's work, and this

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