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Science as Social Existence: Heidegger and the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge

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2019.01.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeff Kochan, Science as Social Existence: Heidegger and the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge, Open Book, 2017, 446pp., $28.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781783744107. Reviewed by Dimitri Ginev Jeff Kochan's book is distinguished by clearly formulated theses, convincing arguments, and far-reaching consequences. It continues the tradition of existential-phenomenological theories of science begun by Joseph Kockelmans, Patrick Heelan, Theodore Kisiel, and Martin Eger. The seven chapters focus on the possibility of integrating a phenomenological concept of subjectivity with the cognitive sociology of science; the idea of minimal realism; the assessment of the Bloor-Latour debate from the viewpoint of existential analytic; the Heideggerian reading of the social foundations of logic; the concept of the mathematical projection of nature in connection with the Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries; and the role of. . .

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