Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

A Science-Based Critique of Epistemological Naturalism in Quine’s TraditionWhy Justificatory Monism Needs Scientific Realism

A Science-Based Critique of Epistemological Naturalism in Quine’s Tradition: Why Justificatory... [In this chapter, I argue that there is a general problem for empiricist justificatory monism, the epistemological position that the only fundamental way to verify any claim is through empirical evidence. I call this problem irreducible justificatory pluralism: since each proponent of a given conception of justificatory monism is bound to this single conception, it is impossible that one of them could convince one of their competitors of their conception of justification. I argue that this dialectical deadlock can only be avoided by adopting scientific realism. I then introduce contemporary scientific realism, and I detail Quine’s rejection of it.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Science-Based Critique of Epistemological Naturalism in Quine’s TraditionWhy Justificatory Monism Needs Scientific Realism

Springer Journals — Jul 28, 2019

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer-journals/a-science-based-critique-of-epistemological-naturalism-in-quine-s-p00FA0bBOS
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
ISBN
978-3-030-24523-8
Pages
183 –204
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24524-5_7
Publisher site
See Chapter on Publisher Site

Abstract

[In this chapter, I argue that there is a general problem for empiricist justificatory monism, the epistemological position that the only fundamental way to verify any claim is through empirical evidence. I call this problem irreducible justificatory pluralism: since each proponent of a given conception of justificatory monism is bound to this single conception, it is impossible that one of them could convince one of their competitors of their conception of justification. I argue that this dialectical deadlock can only be avoided by adopting scientific realism. I then introduce contemporary scientific realism, and I detail Quine’s rejection of it.]

Published: Jul 28, 2019

Keywords: Irreducible justificatory pluralism; Justificatory monism; Scientific realism; Empirical evidence; Naturalism; Metaphilosophy

There are no references for this article.