Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Empiricism: a branch within epistemology which assumes that sensory perception is fundamental for setting up claims and theories. The opposite position, rationalism, assumes that even purely logical knowledge and conclusions from this knowledge may be sufficient for the building of theories. See also logical positivism, instrumentalism, rationalism, epistemology, theories, foundation, experiments, > inferentialism, knowledge, experience, science.

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Rorty VI 201
McDowellVsDavidson: In so doing (i.e. eliminating experience), the old philosophical questions still look as if they were reasonable. It will remain a discomfort. Empiricism will sneak through the back door again. We still need something that allows us to make sense of the world-directedness of empirical thinking.
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McD I 12
Minimal empiricism/McDowell: Thesis: thinking that is focused on judgments is in so far responsible for how things are, (in the world) as it can be carried out right or wrong - it’s about justification in front of the "tribunal of experience".


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

MD I
J. McDowell
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

Ro II
R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

Ro III
R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

Ro IV
R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

Ro VI
R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000


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