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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
Date12 October 2015
Time15:30 to 17:00
PlaceAmory B316


Amory B316