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Concepts of a Culturally Guided Philosophy of Science

Contributions from Philosophy, Medicine and Science of Psychotherapy

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Edited By Fengli Lan, Friedrich G. Wallner and Andreas Schulz

From the beginning, Constructive Realism has been a culturally orientated philosophy of science by the introduction of the concept of lifeworld. This book brings together contributions from the field of philosophy, Chinese medicine and the science of psychotherapy. The authors discuss the relation of Constructive Realism and culture or rather the concept of science under the aspect of cultural dependency. Since the beginning of the new century the manifold research on Chinese Medicine offered concrete examples for a cultural dependency of science. Thereby, the book shows the rare or even unique situation that philosophy became concrete.

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illustration: “Nike von Samothraki” Courtesy of Kovac-Verlag. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Concepts of a culturally guided philosophy of science : contributions from philosophy, medicine, and science of psychotherapy / Fengli Lan, Friedrich G. Wallner, Andreas Schulz (eds.). pages cm ISBN 978-3-631-58581-8 1. Medicine—Philosophy. 2. Science—Philosophy. 3. Cultural psychiatry. 4. Constructive realism. I. Lan, Fengli. II. Wallner, Friedrich, 1945- III. Schulz, Andreas, 1982- R723.C658 2013 610.1—dc23 2013019421 ISSN 1613-902X ISBN 978-3-631-58581-8 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-03353-3 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-03353-3 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2013 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH. Peter Lang – Frankfurt am Main · Bern · Bruxelles · New York · Oxford · Warszawa · Wien All parts of this publication are protected by copyright. Any utilisation outside the strict limits of the copyright law, without the permission of the publisher, is forbidden and liable to prosecution. This applies in particular to reproductions, translations, microfilming, and storage and processing in electronic retrieval systems. www.peterlang.de In Memory of Michael Benedikt

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