|Naturalized epistemology: is an expression by W.V. O. Quine (Quine, Willard (2004), "Epistemology Naturalized." In E. Sosa & J. Kim, Epistemology An Anthology, Malden, MA, pp. 292-300). It proposes abandoning traditional epistemology in favor of scientific procedures. The starting point for this consideration is Quine's insight from “Two Dogmas” (Quine, Willard (1994), "Two Dogmas of Empiricism. From a Logical Point of View”, Cambridge, MA pp. 20-46) according to which the distinction between analytic and synthetic sentences cannot be traced back to individual present sentences. This is the reason why theories must be considered as a whole. See also analyticity/syntheticity, epistemology.|
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naturalized epistemology / Quine: no prima philosophia - ultimately no distinction between describing and justifying
Naturalized Epistemology / Quine: no "Prima Philosophia", no upstream philosophy, which is to regulate the knowledge. Actually no distinction between describing and justifying. Philosophy should confine itself to explain how we come to knowledge.
Quine: We have what is dictated to us by science and enlightened comon sense, and we have to accept it without an attempt of justification.
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990