The incompatibility of naturalism and scientiﬁc realism
|Abstract||Whenever philosophers bother to oﬀer a defense for philosophical naturalism, they typically appeal to the authority of natural science. Science is supposed to provide us with a picture of the world so much more reliable and well-supported than that provided by any non-scientiﬁc source of information that we are entitled, perhaps even obliged, to withhold belief in anything that is not an intrinsic part of our our best scientiﬁc picture of the world. This scientism is taken to support philosophical naturalism, since, at present, our best scientiﬁc picture of 1 Incompatibility of Naturalism and Scientiﬁc Realism..|
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