Philosophy of Language and the Challenge to Scientific Realism
By (author) Christopher Norris
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Philosophy of Language and the Challenge to Scientific Realism by Christopher Norris
Book DescriptionIn this book Christopher Norris develops the case for scientific realism by tackling various adversary arguments from a range of anti-realist positions. Through a close critical reading he shows how they fail to make adequate sense on any rational, consistent, and scientifically-informed survey of the evidence. Along the way he incorporates a number of detailed case-studies from the history and philosophy of science. Norris devotes much of his discussion to some of the most prominent and widely influential source-texts of anti-realism. Also included are the sophisticated versions of verificationism developed - albeit in very different ways - by thinkers such as Michael Dummett and Bas van Fraassen. Central to Norris's argument is a prolonged engagement with the once highly influential but nowadays neglected work of Norwood Russell Hanson. This book will be welcomed especially by readers who possess some knowledge of the background debate and who wish to deepen and extend their understanding of these issues beyond an introductory level.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415327862
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher Norris
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A challenge to the inherently hostile relationship between analytic and continental philosophy through the work of Jacques Derrida and Alain Badiou.
Philosophy Outside-in, Hardback (August 2013)» View all books by Christopher Norris
Offers a sustained critique of present-day academic philosophy combined with a practical agenda for change. The author raises some basic questions about the way that analytic philosophy has been conducted over the years. In doing so, he offers an alternative to what he sees as an over-specialisation of a lot of recent academic work.
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