Hall Center For The Humanities


Robert Scharff
Philosophy, University of New Hampshire

"How to Think Technoscience"

Tue., Mar. 16, 2004, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Hall Center Conference Room
Robert Scharff, Philosophy, University of New Hampshire
March 16, 2004
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Hall Center Conference Room

Co-sponsored by:
Hall Center for the Humanities and the Humanities & Western Civilization Program

Pre-registration is required by March 10th. Please e-mail the Hall Center at hallcenter@ku.edu or call 864-4798 to register.

Especially interested in relating contemporary Continental European philosophy to the English-speaking mainstream/analytic tradition, Professor Scharff divides his research time between topics in 19th and 20th century Continental philosophy (especially Dilthey, Heidegger, and the hermeneutics of science), the history of positivism (especially Comte and Mill and the connection between classical positivism and post-positivist developments in recent analytic philosophy), and the philosophy of technology. He specializes in issues concerning the philosophy of the history of philosophy (i.e., the epistemological and ontological significance of belonging to a tradition). In addition to articles on these figures and topics (see personal page: www.unh.edu/philosophy/faculty/scharff/scharffcv_philosophy, he is the author of Comte After Positivism (Cambridge University Press, 1995; paperback re-issue, 2002) and editor, with Val Dusek, of The Philosophy of Technology: The Technological Condition--An Anthology (Blackwell, 2002). Current projects include a book manuscript, "How History Matters to Philosophy: The Origins of Thinking in Socrates, Descartes, Heidegger, and Others"; a paper, "Descartes: A Failed Cartesian"; and an edited collection, with Kenneth Westphal, Philosophical Understanding: Reflection and Justification in the Continental Tradition, including two essays of his own on Comte and on Heidegger. Since 1995, he has been Editor of Continental Philosophy Review [formerly, Man and World], published by Kluwer/The Netherlands
www.kluweronline.com/issn/1387-2842 and partially supported by UNH.
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