The problem isn’t the scientific description or analysis of presence-at-hand per se; Heidegger is not anti-science. The problem is scientism, the view that science gives us the whole and sole truth so that anything that cannot be captured in its terms gets discounted. There can only be one type of Being which will be the same for everyone, which means that variations such as the wax’s changing empirical qualities or differing aesthetic quality cannot be fully real or actually in the object.

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Braver, L. (2007). A Thing of This World: A History of Continental Anti-Realism. Northwestern University Press.