Bookcover of Knowing Nature Without Mirrors
Booktitle:

Knowing Nature Without Mirrors

Thomas Kuhn's Antirepresentationalist Objectivity

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-07-02 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-17080-1

ISBN-10:
3639170806
EAN:
9783639170801
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Objective truth has traditionally been conceived of in terms of a thought’s representation of or correspondence with an immutable reality. Thomas Kuhn’s evolutionary picture of science based on notions of incommensurable paradigms, different worlds and revolutionary ruptures shatters the traditional, representationalist view of scientific development, but is often seen as impugning the very notion of objectivity along with this positivistic view of science. However, embracing Kuhn’s picture of science need not entail disclaiming objectivity if one moves beyond the idea that objectivity must be thought of in terms of representations and fact-value dualisms. By thinking with John Haugeland of objectivity as the idea that everyone can be wrong about something and, thus, that constituted objects can bring down theoretical systems, the tenable and textured notion of antirepresentationalist objectivity implicit in Kuhn's work begins to come into view. This notion of objectivity allows us to go beyond the disposal of objectivity that Richard Rorty finds necessary in jettisoning the broken Cartesian representationalist and dualistic epistemological tradition Rorty rightly criticizes.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Joseph Bernardoni
Number of pages:
60
Published on:
2009-07-02
Stock:
Available
Category:
Philosophy
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
Objectivity, thomas kuhn, representationalism, antirepresentationalism, philosophy of science, john haugeland, richard rorty, paradigm, incommensurability, correspondence theory of truth, philosophy of science, correspondence theory of truth

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