Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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.
 
Author Item    More concepts for author
Davidson, Donald Naturalized Epistemology   Davidson, Donald
Quine, Willard Van Orman Naturalized Epistemology   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Stroud, Barry Naturalized Epistemology   Stroud, Barry


Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25