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All Talked Out: Naturalism and the Future of Philosophy

J.D. Trout


Few topics animate, even polarize, philosophers, more than Naturalism, a doctrine which states that philosophy is continuous with, and perhaps even replaceable by, sciences worthy of the name. On one side, fans of technical progress believe that the sciences can indeed replace philosophy with something that allows us to reason and explain better. On the other, advocates of the humanities herald the insights and methods of disciplines seemingly beyond the reach of science. But these disputes are often more about turf than truth. All Talked Out exemplifies the power of science in a philosopher’s ... More

Keywords: explanation, realism, reasoning, epistemology, policy, Naturalism, evidence, science, intellectual improvement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190686802
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190686802.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J.D. Trout, author
Illinois Institute of Technology