The incompatibility of naturalism and scientiﬁc realism
Graduate studies at Western
|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..|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|External links||This entry has no external links. Add one.|
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
Michael C. Rea (2002). World Without Design: The Ontological Consequences of Naturalism. Oxford University Press.
Juha Saatsi (2012). Scientiﬁc Realism and Historical Evidence: Shortcomings of the Current State of Debate. In Henk W. de Regt (ed.), EPSA Philosophy of Science: Amsterdam 2009. Springer.
Stathis Psillos (2001). Studies in Scientific Realism. Foundations of Chemistry 3 (1):79-86.
Huw Price (2007). Quining Naturalism. Journal of Philosophy 104 (8):375-402.
Added to index2009-08-06
Total downloads15 ( #86,013 of 739,347 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?