Friday, July 14, 2006

Rooney on Naturalized Epistemology

Phyllis Rooney in "Putting Naturalized Epistemology to Work" (in Epistemology: The Big Questions, ed. Alcoff):
Naturalist epistemologists are committed to a particular way of doing epistemology without in many cases actually doing it. An examination of most papers on naturalized epistemology reveals bibliographies with references mainly or exclusively to other philosophers published in philosophy journals and anthologies. In effect, these epistemologists are agreed that one ought to do epistemology in a certain way even if they are not actually doing it. (285)
That seems right to me - though there some hopeful signs. Maybe experimental philosophy is one of these though I think the jury is still out.

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