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Confronting the Normativity Objection: W.V. Quine’s Engineering Model and Michael A. Bishop and J.D. Trout’s Strategic Reliabilism

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dc.contributor.author Moghaddam, Soroush
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-04T22:21:20Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-04T22:21:20Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-09-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4915
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis is to critically examine how W.V. Quine, Michael A. Bishop and J.D. Trout confront the normativity objection against naturalized epistemology. In Chapter One, normativity in epistemology is introduced, followed by a brief look over Quine’s grievances against the traditional approach to epistemology. Quine rejects traditional epistemology and assimilates epistemology with science. The second chapter assesses how Quine naturalizes epistemology, and the third chapter evaluates his engineering response against the normativity objection. Bishop and Trout’s theory, founded upon the Aristotelian Principle, concentrates on reasoning and epistemic excellence instead of belief justification. Strategic Reliabilism’s attempt to dissolve the naturalistic challenge and resolve the normativity objection is inspected in Chapter Four. The final chapter, succinctly, summarizes its preceding chapters and ends by suggesting a closer exploration of the link between epistemology and cognitive sciences, to better understand the underlying mechanics of the objections that face naturalized epistemology. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Philosophy en_US
dc.subject Naturalized Epistemology en_US
dc.subject W.V. Quine en_US
dc.subject Michael A. Bishop en_US
dc.subject J.D. Trout en_US
dc.subject Normativity en_US
dc.subject Engineering en_US
dc.subject Strategic Reliabilism en_US
dc.subject Cognitive Sciences en_US
dc.subject Science en_US
dc.subject Naturalistic Challenge en_US
dc.subject Aristotelian Principle en_US
dc.subject Intuition en_US
dc.title Confronting the Normativity Objection: W.V. Quine’s Engineering Model and Michael A. Bishop and J.D. Trout’s Strategic Reliabilism en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Rysiew, Patrick William
dc.degree.department Dept. of Philosophy en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0422 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0621 en_US


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