A Critical Rationalist looks at Husserl's approach to Scientific Knowledge

Persian Journal for the Methodology of Social Sciences and Humanities 23 (91):49-66 (2017)
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Abstract

Through his phenomenological approach, Husserl criticized the situation of science and called it a crisis. He aimed to suggest a way out of this crisis by presenting a philosophical program. However, restoring philosophy to its ancient unifying situation, saving science from this crisis, and giving it a human face, requires, according to critical rationalism, to consider the objectivity and rationality of science. Ignoring these considerations puts science on an incorrect and inconvenient path. These considerations require a revision of Husserl’s essentialism and justificationsim, and placing truth as the aim of science.

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Alireza Mansouri
Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies

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