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In four essays, Professor Mandelbaum challenges some of the most common assumptions of contemporary epistemology. Through historical analyses and critical argument, he attempts to show that one cannot successfully sever the connections between philosophic and scientific accounts of sense perception. While each essay is independent of the others, and the argument of each must therefore be judged on its own merits, one theme is common to all: that critical realism, as Mandelbaum calls it, is a viable epistemological position, even though some schools of thought hold it in low esteem.

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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Preface
  2. Maurice Mandelbaum
  3. pp. vii-ix
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  1. 1. Locke’s Realism
  2. pp. 1-60
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  1. 2. Newton and Boyle and the Problem of “Transdiction”
  2. pp. 61-117
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  1. 3. “Of Scepticism with Regard to the Senses”
  2. pp. 118-170
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  1. 4. Toward a Critical Realism
  2. pp. 171-245
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  1. Appendix
  2. p. 246
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 247-254
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421431710
Related ISBN
9781421431703
MARC Record
OCLC
1125188147
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-30
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Funder
Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
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