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Anton Friedrich Koch

Hermeneutischer Realismus

[Hermeneutical Realism.]

2016. VII, 178 pages.
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In this work, Anton Friedrich Koch develops a hermeneutical realism using methods of analytic philosophy, i.e. the thesis that although the real is independent from individual beliefs and perceptions, it is, however, not independent of there being beliefs and perceptions at all.
In this work, Anton Friedrich Koch develops a hermeneutical realism using methods of analytic philosophy, i.e. the thesis that although the real is independent from individual beliefs and perceptions, it is, however, not independent of there being beliefs and perceptions at all. We, the finite spatiotemporally embodied subjects, are therefore not a 'cosmic coincidence' but rather necessary for the existence of the material system of space-time, which, on the other hand, encompasses us and is in no way a fiction or construction (subjectivity thesis). This brand of realism is hermeneutical because it treats knowing as a special case of reading and translating – of things into spoken language – (readability thesis), and in giving room to the discovery that completeness and consistency, as in mathematics, are likewise incompatible in the description of the world (antinomy thesis).
Authors/Editors

Anton Friedrich Koch Geboren 1952 in Gießen; Studium der Philosophie und Germanistik; 1980 Promotion in Heidelberg; 1989 Habilitation in München; 1993–96 Professor für Geschichte der Philosophie in Halle; 1996–2009 Professor für Philosophie in Tübingen; seit 2008 Mitglied der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften; seit 2009 Professor für Philosophie an der Universität Heidelberg.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Theologie und Philosophie — 92 (2017), S. 415–417 (G. Sans)
In: Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie — 65 (2017), S. 792–797 (Markus Gabriel)