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Constructing Reality / Realität konstruierend

Festschrift in Honor of Prof. Dr. Friedrich Wallner in Celebration of his 70 th Birthday / Festschrift für Prof. Dr. Friedrich Wallner zu Ehren seines 70. Geburtstages

Edited By Nicole Holzenthal

This collection of essays assumes the main thesis of Constructive Realism: reality is created. In this volume, it is constructed by authors from various scientific disciplines and very different cultures. The Festschrift is dedicated to the founder of this philosophical approach, Professor Dr. Friedrich Wallner (University of Vienna), in celebration of his 70 th birthday.
Dieser Sammelband geht von der Hauptthese des Konstruktiven Realismus aus – wir konstruieren Realität. Hier wird sie von Autoren aus verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen und sehr unterschiedlichen Kulturen aufgebaut. Dem Gründer des philosophischen Ansatzes Professor Dr. Friedrich Wallner (Universität Wien) ist diese Festschrift anlässlich seines 70. Geburtstags gewidmet.


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Constructive Realism (Zhang Lishan)


(Zhang Lishan) Constructive Realism I knew Prof. Friedrich Wallner in 2009, when I applied for a Post-Doc scholar- ship by Eurasia-Pacific Uninet. Dr. Brigitte Winklehner gave me the name list of Austrian professors whose research work is related to Chinese Medicine. I tried to send Email to each of them, and finally I choose Prof. Friedrich Wallner to be my cooperator. I knew he had researched into Chinese Medicine for years. Being a philosophy professor, he devoted himself to study Chinese Medicine from the methodology standpoint instead of animal experiments like others. I did not like animal experiments not only because of my interest but also because I did not think it could promote the development of Chinese Medicine. Prof. Friedrich Wallner had the similar opinion to me, and he gave me his main study achieve- ments on Chinese Medicine, Five lectures on the Foundations of TCM, from the introduction I knew the innovative oncology and methodology: Constructive Realism. Because my major is medicine not philosophy, it was quite strange to me and difficult to understand, I turned to a friend of mine for help, who was a philosophy doctor and also studied in Vienna in 2010, lived in the same apart- ment just opposite to my room. He explained the philosophy concepts to me, and I began to know “life world”, ”scientific reality”, ”constructive realism” and so on. The idea of Wallner’s the difference between “Given World”, “Scientific Reality”, “Micro-Worlds” and “Cultural Context” made a big impression on me....

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