Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Is this where philosophical naturalism leads?

If so, in the last analysis it ends up denying that reason really exists.


At 9/12/2007 09:24:00 PM , Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

One of the worst Wikipedia entries I have ever seen. Piaget, a brilliant scientist, is rolling over in his grave, being lumped in with the likes of these postmodernist flappers. It seems like they found every use of the word 'construction', such as Piaget's, and attempt to assimilate it to their strange relativistic worldview.

Most naturalists don't subscribe to this nonsense.

At 9/12/2007 09:25:00 PM , Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

And, indeed, most social constructionists are not naturalists!

At 9/12/2007 11:57:00 PM , Blogger Victor Reppert said...

I was wondering about that. However, some people have pursued naturalistic analyses of mind to the extent of rejecting some traditional conceptions in epistemology, and here I have Churchland in mind from his "pragmatist" days.

At 9/13/2007 10:50:00 AM , Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Good point. Some pragmatists (e.g., Rorty) and social construcivism have strong affinities.


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