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Single Idea 19675

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / G. Scientific Philosophy / 3. Scientism]

Full Idea

Ever since Kant, to think science as a philosopher has been to claim that science harbours a meaning other than the one delivered by science itself.

Gist of Idea

Since Kant, philosophers have claimed to understand science better than scientists do


Quentin Meillassoux (After Finitude; the necessity of contingency [2006], 5)

Book Reference

Meillassoux: 'After Finitude: the necessity of contingency', ed/tr. Brassier,R [Bloomsbury 2008], p.119

A Reaction

The point is that science discovered objectivity (via the mathematising of nature), and Kant utterly rejected objectivity, by enmeshing the human mind in every possible scientific claim. This makes Meillassoux and I very cross.

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