The Empirical and the Holistic Turn: A Hegelian Dialectics of Technoscience Revisited

Hub Zwart*

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Abstract

My effort to address the comments made by the two distinguished scholars (to “negate their negations” as it were), consists of three steps. I will start with a brief resume of Hegel’s dialectical logic, to provide a scaffold for the debate. Subsequently, I will address the comments made. In the case of Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, I will focus on his reference to Althusser. In the case of Bart Gremmen, I will focus on the dialectics of biology (on biology as an inherently dialectical science), notably on his reference to Mendel. Finally, I will address the tension between the conceptual and the empirical dimension of philosophical scholarship.

Original languageEnglish
JournalFoundations of Science
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Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2021

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