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Experience and beyond : the outline of a Darwinian metaphysics

Author: Jan Faye
Publisher: Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book presents a persuasive argument in favour of evolutionary naturalism and outlines what such a stance means for our capacity of observation and understanding reality.


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Additional Physical Format: (GyWOH)har160570079
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Faye
ISBN: 9783319310763 3319310763
OCLC Number: 961475443
Description: xv, 350 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: On Evolutionary Naturalism Contents Preface 1 Evolutionary Naturalism The manifest image The scientific image Kant's metaphysical dualism Evolutionary epistemology 2 Evolution and Human Cognition The Darwinian legacy Setting the legacy straight A fallacy of naturalization Intention and innate dispositions 3 Sensation, Perception, and Observation Perception as belief acquisition From perception to observation Theory-ladenness Instrumental observation Observability 4 Theory and Reality Forms of realism Conceptual frameworks and external commitments Scientific realism The success argument Constructive empiricism Structural realism The failure of representationalism 5 Truth, Language, and Objectivity What is truth? Truth and meaning Non-realism concerning Truth A naturalized notion of truth Semantics and ontology 6 Abstraction and Reification Common sense and externality What makes an entity abstract? Abstract objects and abstracted concepts Why did abstracted concepts evolve? 7 In Defence of Nominalism Concrete, artificial, and nominal particulars Universals or particulars Conceptualism 8 Space, Time, and Space-time Kant on space and time The existence of space The existence of time Space-time substantivalism Space-time relationism 279Space-time as an abstracted concept Are space and time invented or discovered? 9 Causality and Contrafactuality The concept Regularity Modality 10 Human Evolution and Mathematical Physics Mathematics and representational knowledge Mathematics - the language of quantities Possible worlds, many worlds and multiverses The Copenhagen interpretation: instrumentalism versusrepresentationalism 11 Conclusion Bibliography
Responsibility: Jan Faye.


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