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Was Renouvier as Scientifically Conservative as Comte?

Schmaus, Warren (2014) Was Renouvier as Scientifically Conservative as Comte? In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Renouvier had argued that Comte's philosophy of science yielded very conservative normative advice regarding the sciences. Fedi, Becquemont, Logue, and Mouy have suggested the same charge could be leveled at Renouvier regarding evolutionary theory, non-Euclidean geometry, and set theory. This paper shows Renouvier's views were not unreasonable given what was known at the time. Further, Renouvier had a deeper appreciation than Comte of human fallibility and did not proscribe any area of research, even those with which he disagree.


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Schmaus, Warren
Keywords: Renouvier, evolution, non-Euclidean geometry, Cantor
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Mathematics
Depositing User: Warren Schmaus
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 20:59
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 20:59
Item ID: 10799
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Mathematics
Date: 27 June 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10799

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