Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Justification, philosophy: justification is a condition for knowledge which a) is fulfilled or not fulfilled by the explanation of the origin of the information or b) by a logical examination of the argument. For a), theories such as the causal theory of knowledge or reliability theories have been developed. See also verification, examination, verification, proofs, externalism.
Justification in a broader sense is a statement about the occurrence of an action or a choice. See also explanations, ultimate justification, reasons.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
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Rorty VI 63ff
Rorty: justification/Putnam: four principles:
1. There is a state of affairs with respect to which something is justified.
2. justification is independent if the majority of the concerning culture relatives would say it was justified.
3. Our norms and standards evolve over time.
4. Our norms always reflect our interests.
Our norms are always reformable.
Justification/Putnam: we cannot justify our beliefs to everyone, but to those whose views coincide appropriately with our own.
Putnam III 171
PutnamVsDerrida: to brand reason and justification as repression, opens the door for extremists.
I 161f
Truth/qualifying assertibility/Putnam: justification can get lost - not truth. Truth is independent of justification here and now, but not independent of any justification - truth not gradual but gradually justified.

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.

Pu I
H. Putnam
Von einem Realistischen Standpunkt Frankfurt 1993

H. Putnam
Repräsentation und Realität Frankfurt 1999

H. Putnam
Für eine Erneuerung der Philosophie Stuttgart 1997

H. Putnam
Pragmatismus Eine offene Frage Frankfurt 1995

Pu V
H. Putnam
Vernunft, Wahrheit und Geschichte Frankfurt 1990

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

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