<i>Blurred Visions: Philosophy, Science, and Ideology in a Troubled World</i>

Title

Blurred Visions: Philosophy, Science, and Ideology in a Troubled World

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Description

Blurred Visions fills an important gap in the literature on applied philosophy. It explores the relationship between ideological disputes and evidence and attempts to establish the ways in which the intractability of some ideological disputes is a function of the disputants adopting the notion of brute evidence, and the extent to which a change of epistemological venue might affect the resolution and prevention of ideological disputes. It declares that scientific theory and ideology are conceptual frameworks that allow us to make sense of the world that we live in, and contends that recognizing the ideology-ladenness of facts and observations will facilitate the resolution of these disputes by depolarizing their argumentation, thereby making it less likely that they will incite acts of armed aggression.

ISBN

978-0820424682

Publication Date

2001

Publisher

Peter Lang Publishing

City

New York, New York

Department

Philosophy

Comments

San Francisco State University series in philosophy, v. 2.