PhilSci Archive

Knowledge from a Human Point of View

Crețu, Ana-Maria and Massimi, Michela (2020) Knowledge from a Human Point of View. Synthese Library . Springer Nature. ISBN 978-3-030-27040-7

[img]
Preview
Text
2020_Book_KnowledgeFromAHumanPointOfView.pdf

Download (2MB) | Preview

Abstract

This open access book – as the title suggests – explores some of the historical roots and epistemological ramifications of perspectivism. Perspectivism has recently emerged in philosophy of science as an interesting new position in the debate between scientific realism and anti-realism. But there is a lot more to perspectivism than discussions in philosophy of science so far have suggested. Perspectivism is a much broader view that emphasizes how our knowledge (in particular our scientific knowledge of nature) is situated; it is always from a human vantage point (as opposed to some Nagelian "view from nowhere"). This edited collection brings together a diverse team of established and early career scholars across a variety of fields (from the history of philosophy to epistemology and philosophy of science). The resulting nine essays trace some of the seminal ideas of perspectivism back to Kant, Nietzsche, the American Pragmatists, and Putnam, while the second part of the book tackles issues concerning the relation between perspectivism, relativism, and standpoint theories, and the implications of perspectivism for epistemological debates about veritism, epistemic normativity and the foundations of human knowledge.


Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Open Access Book
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Crețu, Ana-Mariad.cretuanamaria@gmail.com
Massimi, Michelamichela.massimi@ed.ac.uk0000-0001-6626-9174
Subjects: General Issues > Evidence
General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Depositing User: Dr. W. P.
Date Deposited: 27 May 2022 14:13
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 10:08
Item ID: 20684
Publisher: Springer Nature
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27041-4
Subjects: General Issues > Evidence
General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Date: 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20684

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Altmetric.com

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item