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Are we still afraid of science?

Ivan Chvatík

pp. 211-219

In my paper, I do not follow the well-known story of how Husserl wanted to solve the crisis of mankind by his transcendental phenomenology. Neither do I analyse Heidegger 's views on the danger of science and technology. Rather, I examine a new book by renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and his colleague Leonard Mlodinow, to see how they reflect on this situation today. Although I accept their method of a "model-dependent realism", I cannot agree with their arrogant formulation of a purely deterministic physical concept of the universe, and I strongly refute their conviction that human beings are merely deterministic robots without free will .

Publication details

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-09828-9_14

Full citation:

Chvatík, I. (2015)., Are we still afraid of science?, in L. Učník, I. Chvatík & A. Williams (eds.), The phenomenological critique of mathematisation and the question of responsibility, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 211-219.

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