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Grand Theories and Everyday BeliefsScience, Philosophy, and their Histories$
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Wallace Matson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199812691

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.001.0001

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(p.197) Chapter 24 L’Envoi
Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs

Wallace Matson

Oxford University Press

This chapter is a summary, emphasizing the principal themes of the book and their connections under the headings The Demarcation Problem, Milesian Science, Science and Philosophy, The Impact of Christianity, 'Logical Impossibility', Institutions, Morals and Ethics. Pervading notions are the high/low distinction, the Milesian requirements for science, and the alleged contingency of the world.

Keywords:   demarcation, Milesian, Christianity, logical possibility, contingency, ethics

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