MSpace - DSpace at UofM >
Faculty of Graduate Studies (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) >
FGS - Electronic Theses & Dissertations (Public) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Title: Natural science and philosophical hermeneutics, an exploration of understanding in the thought of Werner Heisenberg and Hans Georg Gadamer
Authors: Smith, Lisa-Madeline
Issue Date: 1-May-1997
Abstract: The late modern view that science and he humanities, including the study of religion, occupy separate territories and pursue different aims persists to this day. The purpose of this work is to add to the growing discussion which seeks to reconnect the natural sciences and the humanities through an exploration of the theories of understanding offered by physicist Werner Heisenberg and philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer. As it is guided by general principles of authentic dialogue, this exploration unfolds important correspondences between those theories with regard to human nature and the nature of the world around us. The significance of this rests on the fact that their respective theories have different points of origin: Heisenberg's theory has its basis in the world of science, and Gadamer's theory isolates itself from any connection to that world. The investigation concludes that the natural sciences and the human sciences share essentially the same scope: both lead t an understanding of that reality and truth which underlies all differentiation of human interest.
Appears in Collection(s):FGS - Electronic Theses & Dissertations (Public)

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
nq23667.pdf11.81 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
View Statistics

Items in MSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! MSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback