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Dynamics of Reason and the Kantian Project

Van Dyck, Maarten (2008) Dynamics of Reason and the Kantian Project. In: UNSPECIFIED.


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I show why Michael Friedman’s idea that we should view new constitutive frameworks introduced in paradigm-change as members of a convergent series, introduces an uncomfortable tension in his views. It cannot be justified on realist grounds, as this would compromise his Kantian perspective, but his own appeal to a Kantian regulative ideal of reason cannot do the job either. I then explain how to make better sense of the rationality of paradigm-change on what I take to Friedman’s own terms.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Van Dyck, Maarten
Keywords: Friedman Kant convergence
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Theory Change
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Maarten Van Dyck
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2008
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:17
Item ID: 4332

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