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By Kenneth R. Westphal

This choice of unique essays goals to reinvigorate the talk surrounding philosophical realism on the subject of philosophy of technology, pragmatism, epistemology, and conception of conception. Questions bearing on realism are as present and as historic as philosophy itself; this quantity explores family among various positions special as ‘realism’ through studying particular circumstances in aspect, drawn from a large diversity of systematic difficulties and historic perspectives, from old Greek philosophy during the current. the 1st part examines the context of the undertaking; contributions systematically interact the old history of philosophical realism, re-examining key works of Aristotle, Descartes, Quine, and others. the subsequent sections epitomize the imperative rigidity inside of present debates: medical realism and pragmatism. those contributions deal with modern questions of clinical realism and the truth of the items of technology, and think about even if, how or the level to which realism and pragmatism fit. With an article advent via Kenneth R. Westphal, those fourteen unique essays offer wide-ranging, salient insights into the prestige of realism today.

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