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Toward a Pragmatic Account of Scientific Knowledge

Barrett, Jeffrey A. (2001) Toward a Pragmatic Account of Scientific Knowledge. [Preprint]

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Abstract: C. S. Peirce's psychological analysis of belief, doubt, and inquiry provides insights into the nature of scientific knowledge. These in turn can be used to construct an account of scientific knowledge where the notions of belief, truth, rational justification, and inquiry are determined by the relationships that must hold between these notions. I will describe this account of scientific knowledge and some of the problems it faces. I will also describe the close relationship between pragmatic and naturalized accounts of scientific knowledge.

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Item Type: Preprint
Barrett, Jeffrey A.
Keywords: peirce, knowledge, pragmatism
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Depositing User: Jeffrey Barrett
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2001
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2016 20:36
Item ID: 498

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