Science, Reality, and Language

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SUNY Press, Jul 1, 1995 - Philosophy - 170 pages
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Science, Reality, and Language criticizes the anti-realist stance currently flourishing in philosophy of science and shows that many contemporary philosophers of science, although they define themselves empiricists, have evolved into "linguistic idealists." After emphasizing that most practicing scientists find the linguistically oriented philosophy of science useless, the author concludes is that a naturalistic philosophy of science is needed in which language is no longer taken to be the whole of reality, but just a human product created for practical and social purposes.
 

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Contents

The Analytic Legacy
1
Between Language and Reality
27
Realism and AntiRealism
57
Ontology and Apriorism
89
The Road to Naturalism
113
Notes
145
Bibliography
155
Index of Names
165
Index of Subjects
167
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Michele Marsonet is Associate Professor of Logic and Philosophy at the University of Genoa, Italy.

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