David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Southern Journal of Philosophy 25 (4):467-480 (1987)
For more than a century, it has been a standard ploy to argue against relativism on the grounds of self-referential incoherence (e.g., “if the relativists say that beliefs have no objective validity then that belief itself has none,” etc.). This paper determines the particular form this sort of charge takes when applied to a problematic passage in which Kuhn defends his relativistic theory of science by applying that theory to the debate between his critics and hirnself. If Kuhn were to give up relativism with respect to facts and truth but retain it with respect to the strength of reasons, a pair of dilemmas charging circularity andinconsistency could be circumvented
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Harmon R. Holcomb Iii (1987). Circularity and Inconsistency in Kuhn's Defense of His Relativism. Southern Journal of Philosophy 25 (4):467-480.
Harvey Siegel (1980). I. Epistemological Relativism in its Latest Form. Inquiry 23 (1):107 – 117.
Gerald Doppelt (1978). Kuhn's Epistemological Relativism: An Interpretation and Defense. Inquiry 21 (1-4):33 – 86.
Howard Sankey (2013). Methodological Incommensurability and Epistemic Relativism. Topoi 32 (1):33-41.
Gerald Doppelt (1980). Ii. A Reply to Siegel on Kuhnian Relativism. Inquiry 23 (1):117 – 123.
Maria Baghramian (2004). Relativism. Routledge.
Bojana Mladenović (2007). "Muckraking in History": The Role of the History of Science in Kuhn's Philosophy. Perspectives on Science 15 (3):261-294.
Lefteris Farmakis (2008). Did Tom Kuhn Actually Meet Tom Bayes? Erkenntnis 68 (1):41 - 53.
Steven Luper (2004). Epistemic Relativism. Philosophical Issues 14 (1):271–295.
John Tresch (2001). On Going Native: Thomas Kuhn and Anthropological Method. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 31 (3):302-322.
Friedel Weinert (1982). Die Arbeit der Geschichte: Ein Vergleich der Analysemodelle von Kuhn und Foucault. Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 13 (2):336-358.
Xiang Chen (1997). Thomas Kuhn's Latest Notion of Incommensurability. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 28 (2):257-273.
Ram Neta (2007). In Defense of Epistemic Relativism. Episteme 4 (1):30-48.
Steven D. Hales (1997). A Consistent Relativism. Mind 106 (421):33-52.
Added to index2012-03-18
Total downloads4 ( #280,884 of 1,413,339 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #154,160 of 1,413,339 )
How can I increase my downloads?