Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Realism, philosophy: realism is a collective term for theories which, in principle, believe that it is possible for us to acquire knowledge about objects of the external world that is independent from us as perceptual subjects. A strong realism typically represents the thesis that it would make sense to even create hypotheses about basically unknowable objects. See also metaphysical realism, internal realism, universal realism, constructivism.

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Richard Rorty
IV 29 ff
Realism / method / Rorty: Realism has no special method.
IV 29 f
Realism asserts that science is a natural way. It is not enough to explain the success of the technique by the existence of elementary particles, when he realizes that such a statement is trivial. Realism needs a special relationship that plays a role in any other activity of man.
VI 175
Realism / Anti-Realism: Rorty as Fine: better: a point of view beyond.
VI 327
RortyVsRealism: wants to explain the success of predictions by reference to truth. But the success of a true theory must equally be explained historically and sociologically, as the success of a false theory.


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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.

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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