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Transliteration of original Title: 
Dva lica apriorizma
Olga Stoliarova
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
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No. 4 (Vol. 34)

The article compares “formal” and “transcendental” approaches to natural science. It is argued that both 1) scientism of logical positivists and 2) anti-scientism of Neokantians and Husserl are inspired by the common premise, namely by Kant’s anti-metaphysical apriorism. They both are looking for the universal, eternal norms which reason imposes on changeable experience. Thus, they both replace real (changeable) science and its practice with symbolic structures. The question that the author formulates is as follows: is it possible in the framework of these concepts to take into account the factual uniqueness and historical originality of these versions of apriorism themselves?

historical apriori, history of science, logical positivism, Neokantianism, phenomenology, ontology, epistemology

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