Problems in Historical Epistemology

Main Author: Kmita, Jerzy
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1988, 1988
Edition:1st ed. 1988
Series:Synthese Library, Studies in Epistemology, Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science
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Table of Contents:
  • 1 / Epistemological Cognition as Historical Cognition
  • 1.1. Factographical Versus Theoretical Historicism
  • 1.2. Framework Regularities
  • 1.3. Assumptions of Historical Epistemology
  • 1.4. The Relation Born by General Statements of Historical Epistemology on Methodological Norms and Directives
  • Notes
  • 2 / The Relation of Correspondence
  • 2.1. Literal Reference
  • 2.2. The Characteristics of Essentially Corrective (Strict) Correspondence
  • 2.3. Remarks of Traditional Understandings of Correspondence
  • 2.4. An Example of Essentially Corrective Correspondence, A Debate with the Views of P. K. Feyerabend
  • Notes
  • 3 / The Opposition of Theory and Experience
  • 3.1. ‘Dogma of Empiricism’
  • 3.2. Performed Action as the Essentially Corrected Correspondence Rendering of Undertaken Action
  • 3.3 Two Kinds of Opposition of Theory and Experience: The Relative and the Absolute
  • Notes
  • 4 / The Duhem-Quine Thesis
  • 4.1. The Comprehensive Instrumentalism of W. V. Quine
  • 4.2. The Comprehensive Instrumentalism of W. V Quine from the Viewpoint of Historical Epistemology
  • Notes
  • 5 / Althusser’s Instrumentalism
  • 5.1. A Marxist Variant of Theoretical Historicism Methodology
  • 5.2. Althusser’s Conception of Historical Materialism
  • 5.3. ‘Anti-Empiricism’ as a Consequence of the ‘Methodologically’ Instrumentalist Interpretation of Historical Materialism
  • Notes