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Evolution And The Naked Truth: A Darwinian Approach To Philosophy (Avebury Series In Philosophy) Gonzalo Munévar

Evolution And The Naked Truth: A Darwinian Approach To Philosophy (Avebury Series In Philosophy)

Gonzalo Munévar

Published January 1st 1998
ISBN : 9781840143447
Hardcover
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The main aim of this book is to use a naturalistic, evolutionary approach to solve some of the most important problems in philosophy. The first two problems come from the philosophy of science: the problem of rationality of science and the problem ofMoreThe main aim of this book is to use a naturalistic, evolutionary approach to solve some of the most important problems in philosophy. The first two problems come from the philosophy of science: the problem of rationality of science and the problem of truth in science. In presenting the first problem, the author argues that the views of Kuhn and Feyerabend do create a very serious challenge to traditional epistemology, however, if the assumption of individual rationality is abandoned in favour of the authors social concept of rationality, a committed naturalism can account for science as a rational activity. In tackling the second problem of truth, the author shows that a committed evolutionary philosophy does not support realism but leads instead to a thorough evolutionary relativism of scientific knowledge. It is nevertheless possible to use this evolutionary relativism to construct a theory of relative truth.