Comprehensively Critical Rationalism

Philosophy 44 (167):57 - 62 (1969)
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In his book The Retreat to Commitment Professor Bartley raised an important problem: can rationalism can rationalism be held in a rational way, that is, in a way that complies with its own requirements? Or is there bound to be something irrational in the rationalist's position? Briefly, Hartley's answer was that an element of irrationalism is involved in extant versions of rationalism; however, Bartley proposed a new version of rationalism that can, he claimed, be held in a way that is rational according to its own account of rationality. Bartley called this ‘Comprehensively Critical Rationalism’



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The Retreat to Commitment.William W. Bartley - 1966 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 17 (2):153-155.

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