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Realism and Pragmatic Epistemology


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Realism and Pragmatic Epistemology - Rescher, Nicholas
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An examination of philosophical realism from the standpoint of pragmatic epistemology, this book addresses the core idea of Rescher's work in epistemology: that functional and pragmatic concerns exert a controlling influence on the conduct of rational inquiry and on the ways in which we can and should regard its products. Pragmatism is widely regarded as a philosophical approach that stands at odds with realism, but Rescher takes a very different approach. He views pragmatism as a realistic position that can be developed ...

Realism and Pragmatic Epistemology 2005, University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN-13: 9780822942498