Article ID: CBB001420391

My Road to History of Science (2013)


Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg (Author)

Science in Context
Volume: 26, no. 4
Issue: 4
Pages: 639-648

Publication Date: 2013
Edition Details: Article in a special issue, “Approaches, Styles, and Narratives: Reflections on Doing History of Science”
Language: English

Had anybody told me at the beginning of my university studies that I would end up as a historian of science, I would not only have shaken my head in disbelief, I would in all probability not even have understood the prophecy. When I left high school, my interests ranged from literary writing to the life sciences. After an initial attempt to study biochemistry, which I aborted after a year, my early university education was in philosophy, with an emphasis on continental philosophy, from Descartes to Spinoza, from Kant to Hegel, from Nietzsche to Heidegger, pretty much the curriculum that would dominate the vast majority of the philosophical institutes in German universities in the mid-1960s. Having moved from Tübingen to Berlin, in addition I absorbed early on, as part of a group of students around Jacob Taubes, what came to be subsumed under the label of structuralism and post-structuralism: linguistics and semiotics from the Prague School through Noam Chomsky to Julien Greimas, grammatology from Ignace Gelb to Jacques Derrida, historical epistemology in its latest, Canguilhemian and Foucauldian versions, literary theory as practiced by Roland Barthes, to mention just a few names that formed the horizon of our student reading circles.

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Authors & Contributors
Milkov, Nikolay
Peckhaus, Volker
Iofrida, Manlio
Seigel, Jerrold E.
Temilo Zantwijk
Aqueci, Francesco
Dianoia: Annali di storia della filosofia
History of European Ideas
Cambridge University Press
Franco Angeli
Springer Science + Business Media
Philosophy of science
Philosophy of science, as a discipline
Reichenbach, Hans
Dubislav, Walter
Derrida, Jacques
Grelling, Kurt
Lewin, Kurt
Merleau-Ponty, Maurice
Berlin (Germany)
Great Britain
United States
20th century
20th century, early
19th century
18th century
17th century
Berlin Group (Philosophy)
Vienna Circle

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