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Der 16. Weltkongress für Philosophie

Volume 2, 1983

Sektions-Vorträge I - Résumés des sections I - Section Papers I

Gernot Böhme
Pages 218-225

Quantification as a Process of Object-formation

The general Kantian claim that certain traits of the object of knowledge may be known a priori is reduced here to the scientific object. Scientific experience proceeds through certain operations, by which the life-world phenomena are transformed into scientific objects. These operations impose upon scientific objects certain formal structures. The latter cannot be empirical because data production is possible only on the basis of them. On the other side, they determine how and to what degree mathematics are applicable to the data.