Re: PHIL: Justificationalism (Was: Dynamic Optimism as a tool in logical reas...

Date: Mon Jan 17 2000 - 10:28:23 MST

In a message dated 1/16/2000 7:40:49 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

> Similarly, extending this idea to epistemology, you have people like Kuhn
> and Feyerabend arguing that there is no truth at all, even so-called
> "scientific" truth, . . . On this account, there is no Rationality . . .
>. . . <<Only the second of those applies to relativists, the claim that a
language of science is not possible.>>

That pretty much knocks out any scientist (or philosopher of science) from
going with Relavitism as a philosophy. I see you could not name one that has
either (either could I).
Critical and pancritical rationalism grew out of this uncomfortableness of
scientists with skepticism. Relativism is so far in the opposite direction,
I do not think it is worth wasting time on in science. Kuhn and Feyerabend
are also very controversial. Kitcher is about as far as scientists go out
from rationalism or empiricism.

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