Shaping biomedical objects across history and philosophy:a conversation with Hans-Jörg Rheinberger.

Abstract

Historical epistemology, according to the historian of science Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, is a space through which "to take experimental laboratory work into the realm of philosophy". This key concept, together with the crucial events and challenges of his career, were discussed in a public conversation which took place on the occasion of Rheinberger's retirement. By making sense of natural phenomena in the laboratory, the act of experimenting shapes the object; it is this shaping which became the core of Rheinberger's own research across biology and philosophy into history. For his intellectual agenda, a history of the life sciences so constructed became "epistemologically demanding".

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@article{GarcaSancho2014ShapingBO, title={Shaping biomedical objects across history and philosophy:a conversation with Hans-J{\"{o}rg Rheinberger.}, author={Miguel Garc{\'i}a-Sancho and Matiana Gonz{\'a}lez-Silva and Mar{\'i}a Jes{\'u}s Santesmases and Hans-J{\"{o}rg Rheinberger}, journal={Dynamis}, year={2014}, volume={34 1}, pages={193-209} }