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Science: Science is a systematic process of acquiring knowledge about the natural world through observation, experimentation, and hypothesis testing. It is based on the assumption that the universe is governed by natural laws that can be discovered through scientific inquiry. See also Method, Review, Knowledge, Verification, Confirmation.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Romanticism on Science - Dictionary of Arguments

Gadamer I 279
Science/Romanticism/Gadamer: [The] revaluations of romanticism are the source of the attitude of historical science in the 19th century. It no longer measures the past by the standards of the present as if by an absolute; it ascribes its own value to past times and can even acknowledge their superiority in one respect or another. The great achievements of Romanticism, the awakening of the dawn of time, the hearing of the voice of the peoples in songs, the collection of fairy tales and legends, the cultivation of ancient customs, the discovery of languages as
Gadamer I 280
world views, the study of the "religion and wisdom of the Indians" - they all triggered historical research, which slowly, step by step, transformed the foreboding reawakening into distant historical recognition.
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Historism: The connection of the historical school to Romanticism thus confirms that the Romantic repetition of the original itself is on the ground of the Enlightenment. The historical science of the nineteenth century is its proudest fruit and sees itself almost as the completion of the Enlightenment, as the final step in the liberation of the mind from dogmatic bias, the step towards the objective knowledge of the historical world, which is equal to the knowledge of nature through modern science. >Historism/Gadamer.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Gadamer I
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik 7. durchgesehene Auflage Tübingen 1960/2010

Gadamer II
H. G. Gadamer
The Relevance of the Beautiful, London 1986
German Edition:
Die Aktualität des Schönen: Kunst als Spiel, Symbol und Fest Stuttgart 1977

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