Title

Why advocate pancritical rationalism?

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Rethinking Popper

Publication Date

1-1-2009

First Page

81

Last Page

89

Publisher

Springer Netherlands

Abstract

This paper provides a rationale for advocating pancritical rationalism. First, it argues that the advocate of critical rationalism may accept (but not be internally justified in accepting) that there is ‘justification’ in an externalist sense, specifically that certain procedures can track truth, and suggest that this recognition should inform practice; that one should try to determine which sources and methods are appropriate for various aspects of inquiry, and to what extent they are. Second, it argues that if there is external justification, then a critical rationalist is better off than a dogmatist from an evolutionary perspective.

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4020-9338-8_7

Publisher Statement

Copyright © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

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Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9781402093371

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Recommended Citation

Rowbottom, D. P., & Bueno, O. (2009). Why advocate pancritical rationalism? In Z. Parusniková & R. S. Cohen, Rethinking Popper (pp. 81-89). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-9338-8_7