Michela Massimi (University of Edinburgh) "Four Kinds of Perspectival Truth"
SPA Departmental Seminar
In this paper, I assess recent claims in philosophy of science about scientific perspectivism being compatible with realism. I clarify the rationale for scientific perspectivism and the problems and challenges that perspectivism faces in delivering a form of realism. In particular, I concentrate my attention on truth, and on ways in which truth can be understood and, has indeed been understood in perspectival terms. I offer a cost-benefit analysis of each of them and defend a version that in my view is most promising in living up to realist expectations.
|A Department of Sociology & Philosophy seminar
|12 October 2015
|15:30 to 17:00