Realism and Truth: Second Edition
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BeschreibungIn a provocative thesis, philosophy professor Michael Devitt argues for a thoroughgoing realism about the common-sense and scientific physical world and for a corresponding notion of truthcontrary to the opinions of anti-realists such as Putnam, Dummett, van Fraassen, and others. This second edition includes a new Afterword by the author.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Part I Introduction 1 Introduction Part II Proposals 2 What is Realism? 3 What is Truth? 4 What has Truth to do with Realism? 5 Why be a Common-Sense Realist? 6 Why do we Need Truth? 7 Why be a Scientific Realist? Part III Polemics 8 Van Fraassen against Scientific Realism 9 Kuhn, Feyerabend, and the Radical Philosophers of Science 10 Davidsonians against Reference 11 Rorty's Mirrorless World 12 The Renegade Putnam 13 Worldmaking 14 Dummett's Anti-Realism Part IV Conclusions 15 Conclusions Afterword List of Major Named Maxims and Doctrines Bibliography Index
PressestimmenWith this worthwhile second edition, Devitt's voice remains one of the most important and distinctive in the arena of contemporary metaphysics-it is too loud and too clear to be ignored. -- John Divers The Philosophical Quarterly A wide-ranging examination of several central issues in metaphysics, philosophy of language, epistemology, and philosophy of science. Realism and Truth is well worth reading. Devitt writes with clarity and sophistication, and his book is sure to ruffle some anti-realist feathers. -- Philip Gasper Philosophical Review This book is highly recommended for those who want to break into the current realism/anti-realism debate... An ideal text for those teachers who want to give their students a 'map of the territory.' -- Patrick Madigan The Review of Metaphysics
Untertitel: W/A New Afterwo. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PRINCETON UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1997
Seitenanzahl: 340 Seiten