By Julia F. Göhner, Eva-Maria Jung
This quantity files the seventeenth Münster Lectures in Philosophy with Susan Haack, the well-known modern thinker. It includes an unique, programmatic article via Haack on her total philosophical process, entitled ‘The Fragmentation of Philosophy, the line to Reintegration’. additionally, the amount comprises seven papers on numerous elements of Haack’s philosophical paintings in addition to her replies to the papers. Susan Haack has deeply prompted the various debates in modern philosophy. In her vibrant and available means, she has made ground-breaking contributions masking a variety of issues, from common sense, metaphysics and epistemology, to pragmatism and the philosophy of technology and legislations. In her paintings, Haack has constantly been very delicate in detecting refined modifications. The differences she has brought show what lies on the middle of philosophical controversies, and convey the issues that exist with confirmed perspectives. which will unravel those difficulties, Haack has built a few ‘middle-course approaches’. One instance of this is often her recognized ‘Foundherentism’, a thought of justification that incorporates components from either the rival theories of Foundationalism and Coherentism. Haack herself has provided the easiest description of her paintings calling herself a ‘passionate moderate’.
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53 Quine, “On What There Is” (note 5 above), p. 1. 54 William James, A Pluralistic Universe (Hibbert Lectures, 1909); in Essays on Radical Empiricism and A Pluralistic Universe, ed. Richard J. Bernstein (New York: E. P. , 1971), 123–278. The metaphysical picture offered here, however, is obviously very different from James’s. org/about; Max Tegmark, “Parallel Universes,” in John D. Barrow, Paul C. W. Davies, and Charles L. , Science and Ultimate Reality: Quantum Theory, Cosmology, and Complexity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 459–91; or, for a summary presentation, Tegmark, “Parallel Universes,” Scientific American, May 2003: 41–51.
Science and Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: Basic Works of Logical Empiricism (New York: Garland, 1996), vol. 1, 342–47. 14 Two key ideas were already in place: that metaphysics is a substantial enterprise; and that the old question of nominalism versus realism— “that question on which each new-fledged masculine intellect likes to try its powers of disputation”15—remains crucial. ” Another key idea began to grow: that “realism” refers, not to a single, unitary philosophical thesis, but to a whole unruly family of theses, some logically independent of others.
45 Haack, “Reflections on Relativism” (note 26 above), pp. 152–3. 51 But I will set all this aside for now, to focus specifically on the metaphysical theory that gradually emerged—the theory I called “Innocent Realism” to signal that (while it is not, I hope, naive) it is not burdened by the various philosophically overoptimistic aspirations of some ambitious forms of Metaphysical Realism, scientific realism, etc. 3 The Core of Innocent Realism Unlike the old Positivists, I believe metaphysics is a legitimate enterprise.