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
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.
Constructive Realism and Philosophy of New Civilization (Xiaoting Liu & Xiuhua Zhang)
(Xiaoting Liu & Xiuhua Zhang) Constructive Realism and Philosophy of New Civilization I. Introduction During the seminar Vienna School and contemporary Philosophy of science se- minar, hold in 1994 at Beijing Capital Xindadu Hotel, Prof. Fritz Wallner did an excellent report, and from then on, Constructive Realism of New Vienna School became familiar to Chinese scholars. More and more introductions and researches about prof. Fritz Wallner`s theory has emerged ever since. Constructive Realism theory began to propagate in China thanks to Xianghong Wu who is from China Mainland translated and published Prof. Wallner`s book Constructive Realism in 1996, and Taiwan had similar publishment latter translated by Ronglin Wang in 1997. As far as statistics are concerned‚ there are 1,832 essays we can find from China National Knowledge Infrastructure which must have been an impressive number even compared to any other places in the world. In general, Realism or Non-Realism is referred to ontology of knowledge or theory, unfortunately Realism started to draw back in the 20th century. Const- ructive Realism carries forward the tradition of Philosophy of science of Vienna School, it amends defects of logical positivism which may be Anti – metaphysics for few discussions of reality by introducing and classifying two types of reality. Firstly, reality as environment and condition for living, i.e. Wirklichkeit secondly, constructed reality, i.e. Realität. Realitat is constructed reality for describing the microworld in a scientific field which was constructed by choosing or elimina- ting objects. In my opinion, it is heterogeneous from logical...
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