Between Object and Meaning: Re-evaluating the Objectivity of the Human Sciences

01 October 2014 → 30 September 2018
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Theory and methodology of philosophy
    • Philosophy
    • Ethics
    • Other philosophy, ethics and religious studies not elsewhere classified
  • Social sciences
    • General pedagogical and educational sciences
    • Communication sciences
Rudolf carnap Ernst Cassirer objectivity
Project description

This project investigates whether the human sciences can establish objective knowledge. In order to achieve this goal,the theories on objectifying rules of Rudolf Carnap and Ernst cassirer will be further developed specifically for the human sciences. Then the theories will be tested against specific cases in linguistics, historiography and anthropology.