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Article: A Justification for Popper's Non-Justificationism

TitleA Justification for Popper's Non-Justificationism
Authors
Issue Date2007
PublisherJagiellonian University, Institute of Philosophy (Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Instytut Filozofii). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.diametros.iphils.uj.edu.pl/?l=1
Citation
Diametros: An Online Journal of Philosophy = Diametros: internetowe czasopismo filozoficzne, 2007, v. 12, p. 1-24 How to Cite?
Diametros: internetowe czasopismo filozoficzne, 2007, v. 12, p. 1-24 How to Cite?
AbstractUsing the somewhat simple thesis that we can learn from our mistakes despite our fallibility as a basis, Karl Popper developed a non-justificationist epistemology in which knowledge grows through criticizing rather than justifying our theories. However, there is much controversy among philosophers over the validity and feasibility of his non-justificationism. In this paper, I first consider the problem of the bounds of reason which, arising from justificationism, disputes Popper’s non-justificationist epistemology. Then, after examining in turn three views of rationality that are intended to solve this problem, viz. comprehensive rationalism, critical rationalism, and comprehensively critical rationalism, I argue that Popper’s non-justificationism is justified on the ground that it can solve the problem in the form of comprehensively critical rationalism. Finally, I argue that the implementation of such a non-justificationist theory means exposing to criticism various philosophical presuppositions that work against criticism.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/213727
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dc.contributor.authorLam, CM-
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dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationDiametros: An Online Journal of Philosophy = Diametros: internetowe czasopismo filozoficzne, 2007, v. 12, p. 1-24-
dc.identifier.citationDiametros: internetowe czasopismo filozoficzne, 2007, v. 12, p. 1-24-
dc.identifier.issn1733-5566-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/213727-
dc.description.abstractUsing the somewhat simple thesis that we can learn from our mistakes despite our fallibility as a basis, Karl Popper developed a non-justificationist epistemology in which knowledge grows through criticizing rather than justifying our theories. However, there is much controversy among philosophers over the validity and feasibility of his non-justificationism. In this paper, I first consider the problem of the bounds of reason which, arising from justificationism, disputes Popper’s non-justificationist epistemology. Then, after examining in turn three views of rationality that are intended to solve this problem, viz. comprehensive rationalism, critical rationalism, and comprehensively critical rationalism, I argue that Popper’s non-justificationism is justified on the ground that it can solve the problem in the form of comprehensively critical rationalism. Finally, I argue that the implementation of such a non-justificationist theory means exposing to criticism various philosophical presuppositions that work against criticism.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherJagiellonian University, Institute of Philosophy (Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Instytut Filozofii). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.diametros.iphils.uj.edu.pl/?l=1-
dc.relation.ispartofDiametros: An Online Journal of Philosophy = Diametros: internetowe czasopismo filozoficzne-
dc.relation.ispartofDiametros: internetowe czasopismo filozoficzne-
dc.titleA Justification for Popper's Non-Justificationism-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.doi10.13153/diam.12.2007.272-
dc.identifier.volume12-
dc.identifier.spage1-
dc.identifier.epage24-
dc.publisher.placePoland (Polska)-

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