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Naturalism without foundations

by Kai Nielsen

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Published by Prometheus Books in Amherst, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Naturalism.,
  • Atheism.,
  • Ethics.,
  • Political science -- Philosophy.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementKai Nielsen.
    SeriesPrometheus lectures
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB828.2 .N54 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination607 p. ;
    Number of Pages607
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL971966M
    ISBN 101573920762
    LC Control Number96008794

    They have sought, in Nielsen’s words, a naturalism without foundations. It is rarer, but not impossible, for people to be methodological naturalists, that is, to accept the use of empirical methods to ascertain reliable knowledge, while not employing that methodology to then build a worldview from it. Morality Without Foundations investigates fundamental metaethical questions about the meaning, truth, and justification of moral thought and discourse. Mark Timmons maintains that all versions of descriptivism in ethics, particularly certain accounts of moral realism, fail. He argues instead that a correct metaethical theory should embrace some version of non-descriptivism.

    Naturalism without Foundations, Prometheus Books (Amherst, NY), (Editor, with Robert Ware) Exploitation, Humanities Press International (Atlantic Highlands, NJ), (Editor, with Jocelyne Couture and Michel Seymour) Rethinking Nationalism, University of . 1. Ontological Naturalism Making a Causal Difference. A central thought in ontological naturalism is that all spatiotemporal entities must be identical to or metaphysically constituted by physical [] entities. Many ontological naturalists thus adopt a physicalist attitude to mental, biological, social and other such “special” subject matters.

    Defending Naturalism as a Worldview: A Rebuttal to Michael Rea's World Without Design () Richard C. Carrier. Summary: Rea claims naturalism "is without rational foundation." In rebuttal, this essay shows that adopting the "research program" of basic empiricism is universally appealing, and since naturalism as a "worldview" follows from adopting basic empiricism and applying it to the. NATURALISM IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF SCIENCE AND CRITICAL INQUIRY by Steven D. Schafersman [Second revision (May, ) of the paper originally presented at the Conference on Naturalism, Theism and the Scientific Enterprise, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, February , This paper will ultimately be revised and .


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Carrier, R. - Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism (related article here) Clark, T. - Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses; Comte-Sponville, A.

- The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality; Converse, Steven L. - Even Us: Living in the Cosmos, available at Amazon. Dawkins, R. - The Blind Watchmaker. In their book titled simply Naturalism, philosophers Stewart Goetz and Charles Taliaferro undertake a critical examination of naturalism, both as a worldview and as “the dominant framework for nearly all areas of philosophical inquiry.”They want to challenge the “unquestioned primacy of naturalism” in the academy, although of course outside the academy naturalism is pretty much unheard.

The chapter is concerned with ethical naturalism in its manifestation as a realistically construed version of cognitivism in ethics, where what divides the cognitivist from the expressivist is that the former takes talk of ethical properties seriously.

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Kai Nielsen is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Calgary and the author of thirty-two books and more than four hundred articles.

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On the Influence of Naturalism on American Literature Xiaofen Zhang Dezhou University, DezhouChina E-mail: [email protected] Abstract Naturalism was first proposed and formulated by French novelist Emile Zola, and it was introduced to America by American novelist Frank Norris.

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