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Understanding Perspectivism

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science ISBN: 9781138503069 9781315145198 Year: Pages: 210 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: H2020 European Research Council - 647272
Subject: Education --- Social Sciences
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This edited collection is the first of its kind to explore the view called
perspectivism in the philosophy of science. The book brings together an
array of essays that reflect on the methodological promises and scientific
challenges of perspectivism in a variety of fields such as physics, biology,
cognitive neuroscience, and cancer research, just for a few examples. What
are the advantages of using a plurality of perspectives in a given scientific field
and for interdisciplinary research? Can different perspectives be integrated?
What is the relation between perspectivism, pluralism, and pragmatism?
These ten new essays by top scholars in the field offer a kaleidoscopic
journey toward understanding the view called “perspectivism” and its
relevance to science.


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Knowledge from a Human Point of View

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Book Series: Synthese Library ISBN: 9783030270414 Year: Pages: 152 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-27041-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Science (General) --- Philosophy
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This open access book – as the title suggests – explores some of the historical roots and epistemological ramifications of perspectivism. Perspectivism has recently emerged in philosophy of science as an interesting new position in the debate between scientific realism and anti-realism. But there is a lot more to perspectivism than discussions in philosophy of science so far have suggested. Perspectivism is a much broader view that emphasizes how our knowledge (in particular our scientific knowledge of nature) is situated; it is always from a human vantage point (as opposed to some Nagelian "view from nowhere"). This edited collection brings together a diverse team of established and early career scholars across a variety of fields (from the history of philosophy to epistemology and philosophy of science). The resulting nine essays trace some of the seminal ideas of perspectivism back to Kant, Nietzsche, the American Pragmatists, and Putnam, while the second part of the book tackles issues concerning the relation between perspectivism, relativism, and standpoint theories, and the implications of perspectivism for epistemological debates about veritism, epistemic normativity and the foundations of human knowledge.

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