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Constructive Empiricism in a Social World: Reply to Richard Healey

Park, Seungbae (2019) Constructive Empiricism in a Social World: Reply to Richard Healey. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 8 (10). pp. 146-154.

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Constructive empiricism implies that if van Fraassen does not believe that scientific theories and his positive philosophical theories, including his contextual theory of explanation, are empirically adequate, he cannot accept them, and hence he cannot use them for scientific and philosophical purposes. Moreover, his epistemic colleagues, who embrace epistemic reciprocalism, would not believe that his positive philosophical theories are empirically adequate. This epistemic disadvantage comes with practical disadvantages in a social world.

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Park, Seungbae
Keywords: Constructive Empiricism, Contextual Theory, Epistemic Reciprocalism
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Dr. Seungbae Park
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2019 06:27
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2019 06:27
Item ID: 16603
Journal or Publication Title: Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield International
Official URL:
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 30 October 2019
Page Range: pp. 146-154
Volume: 8
Number: 10

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