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Menachem Fisch, History and Philosophy of Science, and Director of the Center for Religious and Interreligious Studies, Tel Aviv University

With the exception of Michael Friedman, all neo-kantian depictions of scientific framework dependency have failed to account for the rationality of framework transitions, both within and outside science – Reichenbach, Schlick, Carnap, Wittgenstein and Kuhn included. Friedman raises the question of hos science changes its mind forcefully, but his Habermasian solution to it leaves much to be desired. The talk will outline and exemplify a new approach to the narratology of such transitions that builds on a theory of criticism and deliberation different from Habermas’s well-known model.

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