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By Panayot Butchvarov

Anthropocentrism in philosophy is deeply paradoxical. Ethics investigates the human reliable, epistemology investigates human wisdom, and antirealist metaphysics holds that the area relies on our cognitive capacities. yet people stable and information, together with their language and ideas, are empirical concerns, while philosophers don't have interaction in empirical examine. And people are population, no longer 'makers', of the realm. however, all 3 (ethics, epistemology, and antirealist metaphysics) should be significantly reinterpreted as making no connection with humans."

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7, No. , Epistemology: New Essays (Oxford University Press, 2008); “Facts,” in Javier C. , Studies in the Ontology of Reinhardt Grossmann, (Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 2010); and “Generic Statements and Antirealism,” in Logos & Episteme, I, 1 (2010). Brought to you by | University of Michigan Authenticated Download Date | 7/1/15 4:54 PM Brought to you by | University of Michigan Authenticated Download Date | 7/1/15 4:54 PM Chapter Two: Three Varieties of Epistemology 1 Naturalistic Epistemology The subject matter of both epistemology and ethics traditionally has been considered human – the knowledge and the good, respectively, that humans, not cetaceans or angels, seek and enjoy or lack.

Strawson, “On Referring” (Mind, 1950) and Introduction to Logical Theory (London: Methuen, 1952), 175 – 179. ’”  Introduction to Logical Theory, 18.  Introduction to Logical Theory, 175. Brought to you by | University of Michigan Authenticated Download Date | 7/1/15 4:55 PM 46 Chapter Two: Three Varieties of Epistemology Some have said that presupposition is merely a feature of language, just “internal” or “pragmatic,” not “logical” or “semantic,” as if pervasive features of language are ever merely features of language.

To be self-evident. ⁴³ We seldom say, however, that the latter are evidence for the former. We seldom call the premises of a valid deductive argument evidence for its conclusion, even if the premises are evident and the validity of the argument is itself evident, as it would be if its form were as simple as, say, that of modus ponens. Rather, we speak of evidence when what we want to know is neither self-evident nor seen to follow from anything evident, yet we think or hope that something else “supports” the proposition in some other manner.

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