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  1. Kenneth R. Westphal (1997). ‘Frederick L. Will’s Pragmatic Realism: An Introduction’. In K. R. Westphal (ed.), Frederick L. Will, Pragmatism and Realism. Rowman & Littlefield
    This critical editorial introduction summarizes and explicates Frederick Will’s pragmatic realism and his account of the nature, assessment, and revision of cognitive and practical norms in connection with: the development of Will’s pragmatic realism, Hume’s problem of induction, the oscillations between foundationalism and coherentism, the nature of philosophical reflection, Kant’s ‘Refutation of Idealism’, the open texture of empirical concepts, the correspondence conception of truth, Putnam’s ‘internal realism’, the redundancy theory of truth, sociology of knowledge, the (...)
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    Ariel Caticha (2014). Towards an Informational Pragmatic Realism. Minds and Machines 24 (1):37-70.
    I discuss the design of the method of entropic inference as a general framework for reasoning under conditions of uncertainty. The main contribution of this discussion is to emphasize the pragmatic elements in the derivation. More specifically: (1) Probability theory is designed as the uniquely natural tool for representing states of incomplete information. (2) An epistemic notion of information is defined in terms of its relation to the Bayesian beliefs of ideally rational agents. (3) The method of updating from (...)
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    Kenneth R. Westphal (1998). ‘Transcendental Reflections on Pragmatic Realism’. In K. R. Westphal (ed.), Pragmatism, Reason, & Norms: A Realistic Assessment. Fordham UP 17--58.
    By deepening Austin’s reflections on the ‘open texture’ of empirical concepts, Frederick L. Will defends an ‘externalist’ account of mental content: as human beings we could not think, were we not in fact cognizant of a natural world structured by events and objects with identifiable and repeatable similarities and differences. I explicate and defend Will’s insight by developing a parallel critique of Kant’s and Carnap’s rejections of realism, both of whom cannot account properly for the content of experience. This (...)
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    Brigitte Falkenburg (2012). Pragmatic Unification, Observation and Realism in Astroparticle Physics. Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 43 (2):327-345.
    Astroparticle physics is a recent sub-discipline of physics that emerged from early cosmic ray studies, astrophysics, and particle physics. Its theoretical foundations range from quantum field theory to general relativity, but the underlying “standard models” of cosmology and particle physics are far from being unified. The paper explores the pragmatic strategies employed in astroparticle physics in order to unify a disunified research field, the concept of observation involved in these strategies, and their relations to scientific realism.
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    Charbel El-Hani & Sami Pihlström (2005). A Pragmatic Realist View of Emergence. Manuscrito 25 (3):105-154.
    This paper examines the notion of emergence from the perspective of pragmatism, drawing special attention to Donald Davidson’s recent account of the emergence of thought and to Hilary Putnam’s pragmatic realism, which, we argue, can be applied to the question of the reality of emergent properties. Our overall conclusion is that the debate over the concept of emergence actively going on in contemporary metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science should be focused more strongly on the (...) issue, even though most emergentists tend to assume a rather straightforward metaphysical realism – a view that ought to be called into question on pragmatist grounds. (shrink)
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    Eberhard Herrmann (2003). A Pragmatic Realist Philosophy of Religion. Ars Disputandi 3:1-11.
    This article deals with the philosophical problem of how to conceive reality. The difficulty consists in finding a middle way between the claim that reality is unconceptualised reality and the claim that there is no difference between what is real and what we experience as real. In this regard, the pragmatic tradition in philosophy promises to provide us with some fruitful ideas for steering a path between the two. The author applies some of these ideas in developing a (...) realist philosophy of religion which is not reductionist and therefore acceptable for religious as well as non-religious philosophers of religion. First, he gives a very short summary of pragmatism as background to his proposal. Second, in contrast to the notion of realism in the pragmatic tradition he sketches the presuppositions of what is labelled religious or theological realism in present analytic philosophy of religion. Third, he distinguishes between ontological commitments that are metaphysical in character and ontological commitments that are not, drawing on Rudolf Carnap’s idea of the difference between internal and external questions of existence. Fourth, he presents Hilary Putnam’s criticism of a metaphysically realist conception of existence and fifth, Putnam’s defence of what he calls internal realism. Sixth, he puts forward a pragmatic idea of the difference between observational experiences and existential ones in our lives. Finally, he applies this pragmatic philosophy of religion to the question of whether it is reasonable to claim that belief in God presupposes God’s existence. (shrink)
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    Dan Mcarthur (2003). Is Pickering's "Pragmatic Realism" Viable? Dialectica 57 (1):71–88.
    In his book The Mangle of Practice and in other writings, Andrew Pickering purports to resolve the question of scientific realism by recasting the debate in terms of his own view “pragmatic” or “performative” realism. This view is informed by a constructivist view of scientific practice. Therefore it is characterised by Pickering as a species of anti‐realism that claims to take due account of the both the objective and pragmatic aspects of certain versions of scientific (...)
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  8. Sami Pihlström (2003). Pragmatic Realism and Ethics: A Transcendental Meditation on the Possibility of an Ethical Argument for Moral Realism. In John Shook (ed.), Pragmatic Naturalism and Realism. Prometheus 199--238.
     
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    Peter Skagestad (1981). The Road of Inquiry, Charles Peirce's Pragmatic Realism. Columbia University Press.
    Peirce trod a fine line between the extremes of nominalism and realism, tough-minded pragmatism and metaphysical speculation. As Peter Skagestad makes clear, Peirce's system of thought was fragmented, incomplete, and sometimes inconsistent.
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  10. Wang-Yen Lee (2007). A Pragmatic Case Against Pragmatic Scientific Realism. Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 38 (2):299 - 313.
    Pragmatic Scientific Realism (PSR) urges us to take up the realist aim or the goal of truth although we have good reason to think that the goal can neither be attained nor approximated. While Newton-Smith thinks that pursuing what we know we cannot achieve is clearly irrational, Rescher disagrees and contends that pursuing an unreachable goal can be rational on pragmatic grounds—if in pursuing the unreachable goal one can get indirect benefits. I have blocked this attempt at (...)
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  11. Ernest Sosa (1993). Putnam's Pragmatic Realism. Journal of Philosophy 60 (12):605-626.
  12. Sidney Hook (1927). Categorial Analysis and Pragmatic-Realism. Journal of Philosophy 24 (7):169-187.
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    Charbel Niño El-Hani & Sami Pihlström (2002). Emergence Theories and Pragmatic Realism. Essays in Philosophy 3 (2):3.
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    D. L. Murray (1909). Pragmatic Realism. Mind 18 (71):377-390.
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    C. F. Delaney (1999). Pragmatic Realism and Convergence on the Truth. Modern Schoolman 76 (2-3):125-132.
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    John E. Boodin (1910). Pragmatic Realism. The Monist 20 (4):602-614.
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    Ernest Sosa (1993). Putnam's Pragmatic Realism. Journal of Philosophy 90 (12):605-626.
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  18. Hilary Putnam (1999). Pragmatic Realism. In Jaegwon Kim & Ernest Sosa (eds.), Metaphysics: An Anthology. Blackwell Publishers
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    Peter Skagestad (1980). Pragmatic Realism: The Peircean Argument Reexamined. Review of Metaphysics 33 (3):527 - 540.
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    H. T. Costello (1916). Professor MacIntosh's Pragmatic Realism. Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods 13 (12):309-318.
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    John E. Boodin (1913). Pragmatic Realism--The Five Attributes. Mind 22 (88):509-525.
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    C. F. Delaney (1999). Pragmatic Realism and Convergence on the Truth. Modern Schoolman 76 (2-3):125-132.
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    David K. Johnson (1991). A Pragmatic Realist Foundation for Critical Thinking. Inquiry 7 (3):23-27.
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    Fernando González García (2008). The Pragmatic Realism of Hilary Putnam. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 95 (1):223-242.
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    Paul D. Forster (1994). The Limits of Pragmatic Realism. Philosophy Today 38 (3):243-258.
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  26. Susan Haack (1982). Peter Skagestad, "The Road of Inquiry: Charles Peirce's Pragmatic Realism". [REVIEW] Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 18 (2):197.
     
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  27. Frederick L. Will (1998). INDEX 313 Review Essay Pihlstrom, Sami. Pragmatic Realism and Transcendental Conditions. Review of Kenneth R. Westphal, Ed., Pragmatism and Realism, By. [REVIEW] Journal of Speculative Philosophy 12 (4):312.
     
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    Nicholas Rescher (2005). Realism and Pragmatic Epistemology. University of Pittsburgh Press.
    An examination of philosophical realism from the standpoint of pragmatic epistemology, this book addresses the core idea of Rescher's work in epistemology: that functional and pragmatic concerns exert a controlling influence on the conduct ...
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    William Rottschaefer (2012). The Moral Realism of Pragmatic Naturalism. Analyse & Kritik 34 (1):141-156.
    In his The Ethical Project, Philip Kitcher offers a pragmatic naturalistic account of moral progress, rejecting a moral realist one. I suggest a moral realist account of moral progress that embraces Kitcher’s pragmatic naturalism and calls on moral realism to show how the pragmatic account is successful. To do so I invoke a hypothesis about moral affordances and make use of a cognitive account of emotions.
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    Simon Deichsel (2011). Against the Pragmatic Justification for Realism in Economic Methodology. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 4 (1):23-41.
    In recent times, realism in economic methodology hasincreasingly gained importance. Uskali Mäki and Tony Lawson are thebest-known realists within the discipline and even though theirapproaches are fundamentally different, both provide pragmatic defences of realism by claiming anti-realism to be the reasonfor the low quality of economic models. My paper will showthat a pragmatic defence of realism is untenable and furthermore, I willshow that for both Mäki’s and Lawson’s normative ideas there is noneed for (...). (shrink)
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  31. S. Rosenthal (2003). The Pragmatic Reconstruction of Realism: A Pathway for the Future. In John Shook (ed.), Pragmatic Naturalism and Realism. Prometheus
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    Curtis Forbes (forthcoming). A Pragmatic, Existentialist Approach to the Scientific Realism Debate. Synthese:1-20.
    It has become apparent that the debate between scientific realists and constructive empiricists has come to a stalemate. Neither view can reasonably claim to be the most rational philosophy of science, exclusively capable of making sense of all scientific activities. On one prominent analysis of the situation, whether we accept a realist or an anti-realist account of science actually seems to depend on which values we antecedently accept, rather than our commitment to “rationality” per se. Accordingly, several philosophers have attempted (...)
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  33. Sami Pihlström (2013). Toward Pragmatically Naturalized Transcendental Philosophy of Scientific Inquiry And Pragmatic Scientific Realism. Studia Philosophica Estonica 5 (2):79-94.
    This paper seeks to show that the turn toward local scientific practices in the philosophy of science is not a turn away from transcendental investigations. On the contrary, a pragmatist approach can very well be (re)connected with Kantian transcendental examination of the necessary conditions for the possibility of scientific representation and cognition, insofar as the a priori conditions that transcendental philosophy of science examines are understood as historically relative and thus potentially changing. The issue of scientific realism will be (...)
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  34. Kenneth R. Westphal (2003). ‘Can Pragmatic Realists Argue Transcendentally?’. In John Shook (ed.), Pragmatic Naturalism and Realism. Prometheus
    Kant’s and Hegel’s transcendental argument for mental-content externalism breaks the deadlock between ‘internal’ and genuine realists. This argument shows that human beings can only be self-conscious in a world that provides a humanly recognizable regularity and variety among the things (or events) we sense. This feature of the world cannot result from human thought or language. Hence semantic arguments against realism can only be developed if realism about the world is true. Some of Putnam’s arguments for internal (...) are taken as cases in point, and criticized accordingly. Pragmatic realists can use this transcendental argument, because its strong modal claims are consistent with falliblist accounts of justification. (shrink)
     
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  35. John Shook (ed.) (2003). Pragmatic Naturalism and Realism. Prometheus.
     
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    Sami Pihlström (ed.) (2005). Pragmatic Moral Realism: A Transcendental Defense. Rodopi.
    This book examines the issue of moral realism from a pragmatist point of view, drawing attention to our human practices of ethical evaluation and deliberation. It defends the essentially ungrounded and humanly fundamental place of ethics in our thought and action. Ethics must remain beyond justification and ubiquitous in our human form of life.
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  37. John H. Finch & Robert McMaster (2003). A Pragmatic Alliance Between Critical Realism and Simple Non-Parametric Statistical Techniques. In Paul Downward (ed.), Applied Economics and the Critical Realist Critique. Routledge 129--150.
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    Nicholas Rescher (2005). Reason and Reality: Realism and Idealism in Pragmatic Perspective. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Reason and Reality expounds a pragmatic metaphysics that offers a new approach to this subject's traditional objective of providing us with a secure cognitive grip on the nature of reality. The characteristic nature of this metaphysical approach lies in its commitment to the idea that the requisite security is best and most reliably provided by functional considerations of pragmatic efficacy service the aims and purposes of rational inquiry and effective communication.
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  39. W. P. Montague (1909). May a Realist Be a Pragmatist?: IV. The Implications of Humanism and of the Pragmatic Criterion. Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods 6 (21):561-571.
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    H. Battaly (2008). Review: Nicholas Rescher: Cognitive Harmony: The Role of Systematic Harmony in the Constitution of Knowledge; Epistemic Logic: A Survey of the Logic of Knowledge; and Realism and Pragmatic Epistemology. [REVIEW] Mind 117 (465):205-210.
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    Rein Vihalemm (2013). Practical Realism: Against Standard Scientific Realism and Anti-Realism. Studia Philosophica Estonica 5 (2):7-22.
    In this paper, the elaboration of the concept of practical realist philosophy of science which began in the author's previous papers is continued. It is argued that practical realism is opposed to standard scientific realism, on the one hand, and antirealism, on the other. Standard scientific realism is challengeable due to its abstract character, as being isolated from practice. It is based on a metaphysical-ontological presupposition which raises the problem of the God's Eye point of view (as (...)
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    Michel J. Blais (1989). A Pragmatic Analysis of Mathematical Realism and Intuitionism. Philosophia Mathematica (1):61-85.
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    Peter H. Hare (2008). Pragmatic Moral Realism: A Transcendental Defense. By Sami Pihlström. Metaphilosophy 39 (2):256–261.
    Peter Hare's review of Sami Pihlstrom's book.
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    Jan Heylen (2007). Nicholas Rescher, Realism and Pragmatic Epistemology. Pittsburgh (PA), University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 69 (1):162-164.
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    Roger Ward (2007). Realism and Pragmatic Epistemology. Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 35 (106):28-30.
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    Dennis Rohatyn (1983). Peirce and the Defense of Realism: The Unfolding of Pragmatic Logic. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 19 (1):45 - 61.
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  47. Ron Wilburn (2012). Pragmatic Method and Realist Commitment. Analysis and Metaphysics 11:54-64.
     
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    Armando Cíntora (2004). The Symbolic Utility and Heuristic Value of Scientific Realism. A Pragmatic Defense. Ludus Vitalis 12 (22):83-90.
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    Daniel H. Cohen (2005). Rescher's Epistemic Logic, Cognitive Harmony & Realism and Pragmatic Epistemology. Informal Logic 25 (2):179-184.
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    Michele Marsonet (1998). Scientific Realism and Pragmatic Idealism. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 64:98-110.
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