top of page
Inside this Book

If you make use of this material, you may credit the authors as follows:

Kochan Jeff, "Science as Social Existence", Open Book Publishers, 2017, DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0129, License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

"In this bold and original study, Jeff Kochan constructively combines the sociology of scientific knowledge (SSK) with Martin Heidegger’s early existential conception of science. Kochan shows convincingly that these apparently quite different approaches to science are, in fact, largely compatible, even mutually reinforcing. By combining Heidegger with SSK, Kochan argues, we can explicate, elaborate, and empirically ground Heidegger’s philosophy of science in a way that makes it more accessible and useful for social scientists and historians of science. Likewise, incorporating Heideggerian phenomenology into SSK renders SKK a more robust and attractive methodology for use by scholars in the interdisciplinary field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). Kochan’s ground-breaking reinterpretation of Heidegger also enables STS scholars to sustain a principled analytical focus on scientific subjectivity, without running afoul of the orthodox subject-object distinction they often reject. Science as Social Existence is the first book of its kind, unfurling its argument through a range of topics relevant to contemporary STS research. These include the epistemology and metaphysics of scientific practice, as well as the methods of explanation appropriate to social scientific and historical studies of science. Science as Social Existence puts concentrated emphasis on the compatibility of Heidegger’s existential conception of science with the historical sociology of scientific knowledge, pursuing this combination at both macro- and micro-historical levels. Beautifully written and accessible, Science as Social Existence puts new and powerful tools into the hands of sociologists and historians of science, cultural theorists of science, Heidegger scholars, and pluralist philosophers of science."

Keywords

Martin Heidegger, Science And Technology Studies, History Of Science, Philosophy Of Science, Social Science, Existential Conception Of Science, Sociology Of Scientific Knowledge, Epistemology, Immanuel Kant, Logic, Metaphysics, Phenomenology (philosophy)

Rights | License

Except where otherwise noted, this item has been published under the following license:

You might also be interested in the following books from Amazon:

Takedown policy:

If you believe that this publication infringes copyright, please contact us at info@jecasa-ltd.com and provide relevant details so that we can investigate your claim.

!
Widget Didn’t Load
Check your internet and refresh this page.
If that doesn’t work, contact us.
!
Widget Didn’t Load
Check your internet and refresh this page.
If that doesn’t work, contact us.
!
Widget Didn’t Load
Check your internet and refresh this page.
If that doesn’t work, contact us.
bottom of page