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Dynamics of Reason and the Kantian Project

Van Dyck, Maarten (2008) Dynamics of Reason and the Kantian Project. In: [2008] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 21st Biennial Mtg (Pittsburgh, PA) > PSA 2008 Contributed Papers.

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    Abstract

    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)
    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
    Conferences and Volumes: [2008] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 21st Biennial Mtg (Pittsburgh, PA) > PSA 2008 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Maarten Van Dyck
    Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2008
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:17
    Item ID: 4332
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4332

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