The Transcendental Foundations of Science

  • Jairo da Silva


It is a philosophical naiveté to believe that the object of science is some ready-made world out there that the scientist, free of any preconceptions, simply stumbles upon. Of course, there is a world out there, given to us through the senses, but that must be intentionally elaborated to become a world for us and a possible object of scientific inquiry. The intentional constitution of the world of science supports and “justifies” a priori conceptions about the empirical world, even those of a logical nature, that are, then, properly transcendental rather than metaphysical. My goal here is to investigate what these presuppositions are and on what they are based.


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How to Cite
DA SILVA, Jairo. The Transcendental Foundations of Science. Phainomenon, [S.l.], n. 27, p. 5-22, aug. 2018. ISSN 2183-0142. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 may 2024.