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Gonseth’s „Open Philosophy“ as a Variant of Scientism of the XXth Century

(Original title: Gonsethova „otvorená filozofia“ ako variant scientizmu 20. storočia)
Filozofia, 40 (1985), 5, 535-545.
Type of work: Papers - Criticism of Bourgeois Philosophy of the XXth Century
Publication language: Slovak
In the paper it is argued that Gonseth’s „open philosophy“ represents one of the variants of the twentieth century scientism, however, it differs from positivism. It contains outstanding dialectical characteristics, it refuses any fixed invariable first starting point of science and philosophy (be it „protocol sentences“ or „first principles“). It represents a philosophic generalization of several substantial moments of the cognitive process in modern science, especially its methodology. Scientism does not overcome, however, the limitations of the bourgeois philosophy of science.
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