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The Limits of Realism [electronic resource]

Tim Button
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition
First Edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780199672172 (hbk.), 0199672172 (hbk.)
Contents
  • Part A. External realism
  • The picture of external realism
  • The model-theoretic arguments
  • Attempts to constrain reference
  • The just-more-theory manœvre
  • Empiricism and empirical content
  • Sceptical veils of various fabrics
  • From Cartesian to Kantian angst
  • Part B. The tenacity of Cartesian Angst
  • How the serpent entered Eden
  • Nonrealism
  • Natural realism
  • Justificationism
  • Part C. Dissecting brains in vats
  • Putnam's brain-in-vat argument
  • The resilence of the brain-in-vat argument
  • Davidson's cogito
  • Vat variations
  • Mitigated aporia
  • Part D. Realism within limits
  • Semantic externalism
  • Conceptual relativism
  • Conceptual cosmopolitanism.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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