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Philosophy, Science, and Sense Perception

Historical and Critical Studies

Maurice Mandelbaum

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Originally published in 1964. In four essays, Professor Mandelbaum challenges some of the most common assumptions of contemporary epistemology. Through historical analyses and critical argument, he attempts to show that one cannot successfully sever the connections between philosophic and scientific accounts of sense perception. While each essay is independent of the others, and the argument of each must therefore be judged on its own merits, one theme is common to all: that critical realism, as Mandelbaum calls it, is a viable epistemological position, even though some schools of thought hold…

Originally published in 1964. In four essays, Professor Mandelbaum challenges some of the most common assumptions of contemporary epistemology. Through historical analyses and critical argument, he attempts to show that one cannot successfully sever the connections between philosophic and scientific accounts of sense perception. While each essay is independent of the others, and the argument of each must therefore be judged on its own merits, one theme is common to all: that critical realism, as Mandelbaum calls it, is a viable epistemological position, even though some schools of thought hold it in low esteem.

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278
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9781421431697
Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1. Locke's Realism
Chapter 2. Newton and Boyle and The Problem of "Transdiction"
Chapter 3. "Of Scepticism with Regard to the Senses"
Chapter 4. Toward a Critical Realism
Appendix
Bibliograp

Preface
Chapter 1. Locke's Realism
Chapter 2. Newton and Boyle and The Problem of "Transdiction"
Chapter 3. "Of Scepticism with Regard to the Senses"
Chapter 4. Toward a Critical Realism
Appendix
Bibliography
Index

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Maurice Mandelbaum

Maurice Mandelbaum was a professor of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University and Dartmouth College. His work focused on phenomenology, epistemology, and intellectual history.