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Measured Realism

J. D. Trout

in Measuring the Intentional World: Realism, Naturalism, and Quantitative Methods in the Behavioral Sciences

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195107661
eISBN:
9780199786152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195107667.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter defends a relatively modest but distinctive version of scientific realism, measured realism, that steers a middle course between minimal and robust realism. Measured realism includes ... More


Measuring the Intentional World: Realism, Naturalism, and Quantitative Methods in the Behavioral Sciences

J. D. Trout

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195107661
eISBN:
9780199786152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195107667.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Scientific realism has been advanced as an interpretation of the natural sciences but never the behavioral sciences. This book introduces a novel version of scientific realism, Measured Realism, that ... More


Conclusion

J. D. Trout

in Measuring the Intentional World: Realism, Naturalism, and Quantitative Methods in the Behavioral Sciences

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195107661
eISBN:
9780199786152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195107667.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter summarizes the virtues of measured realism about the social and behavioral sciences, and reviews its comparative advantages over antirealism as well as minimal (local) and robust ... More


The Long Goodbye from Relativism

Katja Maria Vogt

in Desiring the Good: Ancient Proposals and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190692476
eISBN:
9780190692506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692476.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 4 rethinks Protagoras’s Measure Doctrine from a non-relativist, realist perspective. It coins the term Measure Realism, according to which human beings are the measure of what is good for ... More


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