Narrating the history of reason itself: Friedman, Kuhn, and a constitutive a priori for the twenty-first century

Perspectives on Science 10 (3):253-274 (2002)
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: This essay explores some themes in use of a relativized Kantian a priori in the work of Thomas Kuhn and Michael Friedman. It teases out some shared and some divergent beliefs and attitudes in these two philosophers by comparing their characteristic questions and problems to the questions and problems that seem most appropriately to attend to an adequate understanding of games and their histories. It argues for a way forward within a relativized Kantian framework that is suggested but not argued for in Friedman (2001): philosophers of science should move from a concern with unreason as meaninglessness to a concern with unreason as argumentative coercion. It ends with a few suggestions regarding a place for philosophy in the history of reason
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The Empirical Stance.Bas C. van Fraassen - 2002 - Yale University Press.
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