Information and Meaning in Evolutionary Processes

Cambridge University Press (2004)
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The most significant legacy of philosophical skepticism is the realization that our concepts, beliefs and theories are social constructs. This belief has led to epistemological relativism, or the thesis that since there is no ultimate truth about the world, theory preferences are only a matter of opinion. In this book, William Harms seeks to develop the conceptual foundations and tools for a science of knowledge through the application of evolutionary theory, thus allowing us to acknowledge the legacy of skepticism while denying its relativistic offspring. This book will appeal to students and professionals in epistemology and the philosophy of science.
Keywords Knowledge, Theory of  Evolution
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Call number BD177.H37 2004
ISBN(s) 9780521815147   0521815142   0521039215
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