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Maps the way forward for phenomenological concept, accounting for the way expertise expands our technique of experiencing the realm.

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4 Yet both of these speculations remain just that: speculations. While it is arguable that these speculations were productive—I know of no single scientific development that followed directly out of these speculations—it is not arguable that either had any means of experimentally verifying their speculations. Thus even if regarded as prescient by later generations, neither produced what could be called genuine scientific knowledge. However, later in the highly multicultural era of Hellenistic philosophy, a North African schooled in Athens, Eratosthenes, did produce the first fairly accurate measurement of the size of the earth.

This breakdown phenomenon has become a very paradigm of much post-Heideggerian analysis, down to the present time. 19) The use I wish to make of this is to show how this phenomenon plays an anticipatory role in Heidegger’s famous inversion of the ontological role of the relationship between science and technology. This is my second example of a lasting influence of Heidegger on the contemporary philosophy of technology. In the early analysis, once a tool malfunctions or breaks, it is an occasion for it to become conspicuous.

In the Husserlian context, this is, of course, intentionality. ” I contend that the inclusion of technologies introduces something quite different into this relationality. Technologies can be the means by which “consciounsess itself” is mediated. Technologies may occupy the “of” and not just be some object domain. This theme recurs later in this book. What Is Postphenomenology? Postphenomenology is a modified, hybrid phenomenology. On the one side, it recognizes the role of pragmatism in the overcoming of early modern epistemology and metaphysics.

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