•  12
    The Critical Naturalism Manifesto: Some Comments
    Krisis | Journal for Contemporary Philosophy 43 (1): 114-116. 2023.
    The prior issue of Krisis (42:1) published Critical Naturalism: A Manifesto, with the aim to instigate a debate of the issues raised in this manifesto – the necessary re-thinking of the role (and the concept) of nature in critical theory in relation to questions of ecology, health, and inequality. Since Krisis considers itself a place for philosophical debates that take contemporary struggles as starting point, it issued an open call and solicited responses to the manifesto. This is one of the s…Read more
  •  5
    Field Philosophy and the Societal Value of Basic Research
    Krisis | Journal for Contemporary Philosophy 39 (1): 123-126. 2019.
    Review of: Robert Frodeman and Adam Briggle (2016) Socrates Tenured: The Institutions of 21st-Century Philosophy. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 167 pp.
  •  12
    Empirical Concepts: Their Meaning and its Emergence
    Global Philosophy 33 (1): 1-23. 2022.
    This article presents a detailed, novel account of the emergence of (the meaning of) empirical concepts. Acquiring experience and empirical concepts is shown to be the result of multifaceted, cognitive processes, which require both material realization and conceptual interpretation. Generally speaking, the meaning of empirical concepts consists of several distinct components, but it includes at least a structuring and an abstracting component. These two meaning components are abstract entities, …Read more
  •  6
    What is the future of science and technology? Will academic research become a commodity like so much else? Will technology and science become ever more intertwined? Such questions concern anyone to whom science and technology matter. A philosophical approach can shed light on them, as Hans Radder has amply shown. This volume contains essays by colleagues and friends that highlight the wide variety of topics he has addressed in his work. Whether it is the interaction between science, technology a…Read more
  •  7
    The commodification of science—often identified with commercialization, or the selling of expertise and research results and the “capitalization of knowledge” in academia and beyond—has been investigated as a threat to the autonomy of science and academic culture and criticized for undermining the social responsibility of modern science. In From Commodification to the Common Good, Hans Radder revisits the commodification of the sciences from a philosophical perspective to focus instead on a pote…Read more
  • Which science, which freedom, and which democracy?
    In Péter Hartl & Adam Tamas Tuboly (eds.), Science, Freedom, Democracy, Routledge. 2021.
  •  22
    Empirical Concepts: Their Meaning and its Emergence
    Axiomathes 33 (1): 1-23. 2023.
    This article presents a detailed, novel account of the emergence of (the meaning of) empirical concepts. Acquiring experience and empirical concepts is shown to be the result of multifaceted, cognitive processes, which require both material realization and conceptual interpretation. Generally speaking, the meaning of empirical concepts consists of several distinct components, but it includes at least a structuring and an abstracting component. These two meaning components are abstract entities, …Read more
  •  8
    Review of: Robert Frodeman and Adam Briggle Socrates Tenured: The Institutions of 21st-Century Philosophy. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 167 pp.
  •  19
    Empiricism Must, but Cannot, Presuppose Real Causation
    Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 52 (4): 597-608. 2021.
    In this article, I put forward a basic philosophical claim: empirical scientific knowledge, that is, knowledge generated in experimental and observational practices, presupposes real causation. My discussion exploits two core notions from the philosophical analysis of scientific experimentation and observation: the aim of realizing object-apparatus correlations and the required control of the relevant interactions between environment and experimental or observational system. The conclusion is th…Read more
  •  7
    Book Review: The Governance of Science: Ideology and the Future of the Open Society (review)
    Science, Technology, and Human Values 25 (4): 520-527. 2000.
  •  9
    Book Review: The Governance of Science: Ideology and the Future of the Open Society (review)
    Science, Technology, and Human Values 25 (4): 538-545. 2000.
  •  13
    Kramers and the Forman theses
    History of Science 21 (2): 165-182. 1983.
  •  33
    The chinese practice‐oriented views of science and their political grounds
    with Yuanlin Guo
    Zygon 55 (3): 591-614. 2020.
    In China, practice‐oriented views of science can be traced back to antiquity. In ancient times, the Chinese people independently created and developed application‐oriented sciences, but they ignored basic science. In modern times, China learned and introduced Western science and technology as a practical instrument to protect the nation and make it prosperous and powerful. Through technology and production, science has been playing an immediate and major role in the development of socialism sinc…Read more
  •  26
    Maarten Boudry and Massimo Pigliucci : Science Unlimited? The Challenges of Scientism
    Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 50 (4): 593-597. 2019.
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    Mit Robotik, Digitalisierung, softwaregesteuerten Präzisionsinstrumenten und hochkomplexen Simulationsverfahren wird heute Technik zur treibenden Kraft der wissenschaftlichen Forschungspraxis. Gleichzeitig sieht sich die universitäre Forschung wachsenden gesellschaftlichen Einflüssen ausgesetzt und nähert sich selbst immer mehr der Industrieforschung an, woraus sich neue Fragen nach den Werten und der Objektivität der Wissenschaft ergeben. Derartig weitreichende Veränderungen haben zahlreiche Sp…Read more
  •  19
    Substantiële filosofie: met niet-discursieve inhoud maar zonder naturalisme
    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 109 (2): 223-229. 2017.
    Amsterdam University Press is a leading publisher of academic books, journals and textbooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our aim is to make current research available to scholars, students, innovators, and the general public. AUP stands for scholarly excellence, global presence, and engagement with the international academic community.
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    An immanent criticism of Lakatos' account of the ‘degenerating phase’ of Bohr's atomic theory
    Zeitschrift Für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 13 (1): 99-109. 1982.
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    Which Scientific Knowledge is a Common Good?
    Social Epistemology 31 (5): 431-450. 2017.
    In this article, I address the question of whether science can and should be seen as a common good. For this purpose, the first section focuses on the notion of knowledge and examines its main characteristics. I discuss and assess the core view of analytic epistemology, that knowledge is, basically, justified true belief. On the basis of this analysis, I then develop an alternative, multi-dimensional theory of the nature of knowledge. Section 2 reviews and evaluates several answers to the questi…Read more
  • Scientific and social problems and perspectives of alternative medicine
    with J. Keulartz and C. L. Kwa
    Radical Philosophy 41 2-9. 1985.
  • The appropriate realization of agricultural biotechnology
    with J. F. G. Bunders
    In T. B. Mepham, Gregory A. Tucker & Julian Wiseman (eds.), Issues in agricultural bioethics, Nottingham University Press. 1995.
  •  16
    De cognitieve drie-eenheid: realiseren, interpreteren en abstraheren
    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 106 (1): 3-36. 2014.
    The article consists of three main sections, in which I successively discuss the nature and role of realization, interpretation and abstraction in experimental and observational processes. In this way, these sections address several fundamental problems in philosophy of science, ontology and epistemology, and philosophy of language. Section 1 introduces the notion of realization processes, and argues that successful realization requires causal judgments. The second section discusses the role of …Read more