A Modest Realism

This essay argues that essentialism and epistemological foundationalism can be separated, and that a “humble” realism-foundationalism can be described which explains common cultural practices like counseling. A necessary constructionist component survives in this still legitimately ‘realist’ position, but it is shown not to lead to any crippling skepticism or relativism, as does pure constructionism
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.5840/pcw199852/315
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 23,280
External links
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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
William Newton-Smith (1988). Modest Realism. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:179 - 189.
Charles W. Harvey (1998). A Modest Constructionism. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 5 (2/3):27-31.
Laura Duhan Kaplan (1998). In Support of a Modest Realism. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 5 (2/3):23-26.
Philip Kitcher (2012). Scientific Realism: The Truth in Pragmatism. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 101 (1):171-189.
Iii Joe Frank Jones (1998). A Modest Realism. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 5 (2/3):5-21.
Jonathan Vogel (1997). Skepticism and Foundationalism. Journal of Philosophical Research 22:11-28.
Christian Miller (2009). The Conditions of Moral Realism. Journal of Philosophical Research 34:123-155.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

7 ( #504,494 of 1,932,507 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #456,270 of 1,932,507 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.