Essays on Realism and Rationalism

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Rodopi, 1999 - 367 oldal
The book's essays represent an important contribution to the contemporary philosophical debate concerning Realism and Rationalism. The author defends in a clear and consistent fashion a fallibilist, realistic, and rationalist position in opposition to the idealistic and relativistic viewpoint characteristic of present postmodern philosophy.
 

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Preface
1
The Myth of Astronomical Instrumentalism
17
The Ultimate Argument for Scientific Realism
52
Wittgensteinian Instrumentalism
71
Realism Versus Constructive Empiricism
106
Realism and Idealisation
131
Unreal Assumptions in Economic Theory 15 4
154
NOAs ArkFine For Realism
162
Examples and the superiority of deductivist reconstructions
302
Some objections considered
306
Critical Rationalism
314
The problem of induction
315
Nonsolutions
316
induction is a myth 3 18
318
abandon justificationism
319
Critical Rationalism CR
322

Conceptual Idealism and Stoves Gem
177
The TScheme Plus Epistemic Truth Equals Idealism
185
Falsification and its Critics
193
Logical versus Historical Theories of Confirmation
229
Facts and Values in Science Studies
252
Getting values from factshistorical methodologies
258
Getting values from facts testing methodologies
267
Getting facts from valueshistorical explanations
272
Deductivism versus Psychologism
279
Justifying deduction and induction
288
Deductive Heuristics
297
Early attempts why they failed and positivist Orthodoxy
300
Does CR smuggle in induction A2
326
Does CR smuggle in induction B2
329
Conjectural knowledge
331
Millers mess
332
Bartleys comprehensively critical rationalism CCR
336
Critical rationalism and logical omniscience
338
Experience perceptual belief and Principle E
341
An evolutionary argument for Principle E
343
Personal knowledge and the division of epistemic labour
347
References
351
Index of names
363
Copyright

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3. oldal - But to derive two or three general Principles of Motion from Phenomena, and afterwards to tell us how the Properties and Actions of all corporeal Things follow from those manifest Principles, would be a very great step in Philosophy, though the Causes of those Principles were not yet...
3. oldal - But to derive two or three general principles of motion from phaenomena, and afterwards to tell us how the properties and actions of all corporeal things follow from those manifest principles, would be a very great step in philosophy, though the causes of those principles were not yet discovered. And therefore I scruple not to propose the principles of motion above mentioned, they being of very general extent, and leave their causes to be found out.

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