Does the Problem of the Incommensurability Exist in Aristotle? An Analysis from the Doctrine and Hermeneutics of Paul Karl Feyerabend

Authors

  • María Teresa Gargiulo de Vázquez CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas), Argentina

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19272/201900701002

Keywords:

Feyerabend, Aristotle, Incommensurability, Phenomenon

Abstract

Paul Karl Feyerabend holds a particular hermeneutic with regard to Aristotle’s scientific work. He invites to rethink the contemporary science from an “Aristotelian program of investigation”. He assures us that if science assumes his way of proceeding, the presence of metaphysical elements would not mean a problem for us. Our purpose is to make a critical analysis of the scope of this invitation and to intervene in the discussion of whether or not exists in his scientific practice the problem of incommensurability – as it is understood by Feyerabend. For this, we will show how Aristotle’s understanding of the phenomenon establishes a unity between facts and theories where the problem of incommensurability cannot be established.

Published

01-03-2019

How to Cite

Gargiulo de Vázquez, María Teresa. “Does the Problem of the Incommensurability Exist in Aristotle? An Analysis from the Doctrine and Hermeneutics of Paul Karl Feyerabend”. Acta Philosophica 28, no. 1 (March 1, 2019): 35–56. Accessed July 13, 2024. https://www.actaphilosophica.it/article/view/3691.

Issue

Section

Studies