Hugo Dingler (1881-1954) was a German philosopher and physicist who made significant contributions to the fields of philosophy of science, epistemology, and ontology. Born in Munich, he studied mathematics, physics, and philosophy at the University of Munich, where he received his doctorate in 1905. Dingler's philosophical work was heavily influenced by his background in physics, and he believed that the study of science was the key to understanding the world. Sometimes labeled as a "critical" or a "radical" "conventionalist," Dingler argued that philosophy should be grounded in empirical observation and experimentation.
Published posthumously, Die Ergreifung Des Wirklichen argues that scientific theories do not merely describe the world but actively participate in creating it. Dingler uses this idea to critique traditional metaphysical theories and to develop his own pragmatic ontology, which emphasizes the practical and contextual nature of our knowledge of the world. The book is considered one of Dingler's most important works and is seen as a significant contribution to the philosophy of science.
- Title: Die Ergreifung Des Wirklichen
- Author: Hugo Dingler
- Publisher: Eidos Verlag
- Place: Munich
- Year: 1955
- Language: German
- Edition: First
- Length: 238pp
- Dimensions: 5” x 9.25” x 0.86”
- Condition: The dustjacket is in very good condition—minimal wear and fading. The cover is like new. The binding is tight, and the pages are crisp and clean—no folds, tears, or extraneous marks. No missing pages.