MTL PhilSci Net |« How interesting is critical naturalism? » – Daniel Andler (Université Paris-Sorbonne)

May| Mai 12 – 3:00-5:00 pm
UQAM, Pavillon Thérèse-Casgrain (W), salle W-5215
455, boulevard René-Lévesque Est, Montréal PLAN / MAP
Abstract | Résumé : Critical naturalism is a position vis-à-vis scientific naturalism which I defend in my recent book, La Silhouette de l’humain, and which supports the ongoing naturalization programs of cognitive science, neuroscience, and evolutionary social science, while denying to them final authority in the understanding of human affairs. As a midway position, it doesn’t sound very exciting, and may seem easy enough to defend. I will first fill it out, and then attempt to show that it is less than obvious but nevertheless correct.