Der 16. Weltkongress für Philosophie

Volume 3, 1983

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

Vladimir Zeman
Pages 635-638

Rational Reconstruction: Its Presuppositions and Role

In this paper, we shall discuss the concept of rational reconstruction of a philosophical theory as well as the requirements usually involved in such a reconstruction. It will be suggested that even a relative Justification of any reconstructional task requires that we take into account more than its preciseness, internal consistency, and correspondence to the original. We shall conclude with some suggestions on the limits of the role a rational reconstruction may play in philosophy.