Frontiers of Philosophy in China

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 477–490

Pragmatic commitments to naturalized epistemology

Authors

    • Department of PhilosophyZhejiang University
  • Cheng Xiaodong 
    • Department of PhilosophyZhejiang University
Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11466-006-0020-9

Cite this article as:
Cong, H. & Cheng, X. Front. Philos. China (2006) 1: 477. doi:10.1007/s11466-006-0020-9

Abstract

This essay explores numerous and complicated naturalized epistemology against the background of pragmatism. We distinguish three programmes of naturalized epistemology: strong, moderate, and weak. By considering commitments of pragmatism on which different programmes depend, we point out the close-knit relationship between pragmatism and naturalized epistemology. We also illustrate the essential origin of today’s controversy over naturalized epistemology and predict the uptrend of naturalized epistemology.

Keywords

epistemologynaturalismpragmatism

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