The Limits of Realism - Button, Tim
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Tim Button explores the relationship between minds, words, and world. He argues that the two main strands of scepticism are deeply related and can be overcome, but that there is a limit to how much we can show. We must position ourselves somewhere between internal realism and external realism, and we cannot hope to say exactly where.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Tim Button explores the relationship between minds, words, and world. He argues that the two main strands of scepticism are deeply related and can be overcome, but that there is a limit to how much we can show. We must position ourselves somewhere between internal realism and external realism, and we cannot hope to say exactly where.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
  • Seitenzahl: 240
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. August 2015
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 231mm x 157mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 431g
  • ISBN-13: 9780198744122
  • ISBN-10: 0198744129
  • Artikelnr.: 47869827
Autorenporträt
Tim Button completed his PhD in Cambridge. From 2010 to 2012 he was a research fellow at St. John's College, Cambridge. In 2012, he was appointed to the position of University Lecturer at Cambridge, where he remains a fellow of St John's. He has also recently been a visiting scholar at the University of Texas Austin, and a visiting fellow at Harvard University.
Inhaltsangabe
A External realism
1 The picture of external realism
2 The model-theoretic arguments
3 Attempts to constrain reference
4 The just-more-theory manoeuvre
5 Empiricism and empirical content
6 Sceptical veils of various fabrics
7 From Cartesian to Kantian angst
B The tenacity of Cartesian angst
8 How the serpent entered Eden
9 Nonrealism
10 Natural realism
11 Justificationism
C Dissecting brains in vats
12 Putnam's brain-in-vat argument
13 The resilience of the brain-in-vat argument
14 Davidson's Cogito
15 Vat variations
16 Mitigated aporia
D Realism within limits
17 Semantic externalism
18 Conceptual relativism
19 Conceptual cosmopolitanism
Appendices
I Model theory primer
II Fitch-style reasoning
Bibliography
Index