Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Naturalism, philosophy: The view that we must regard the phenomena which meet us, even those which we consider to be our own states, as processes controlled by laws of nature. Their understandability is not guaranteed. See also nature, naturalized epistemology.
 
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Naturalism/Millikan: Problem: naturalistic theories cannot be proved as true against Cartesian skepticism.
Correspondence/Millikan: no one doubts that sentences of world correspond, unless one gives up correspondence theory as a whole.
Image: it is less clear that correspondence has to do with mapping rules.
Problem: it is not clear how to describe the corresponding ontology.

Millk I
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-24