Philosophical Review 101 (1):53-114 (1992)

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Philip Kitcher
Columbia University
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This article reviews the transition between post-Fregean anti-naturalistic epistemology and contemporary naturalistic epistemologies. It traces the revival of naturalism to Quine’s critique of the "a priori", and Kuhn’s defense of historicism, and use the arguments of Quine and Kuhn to identify a position, "traditional naturalism", that combines naturalistic themes with the claim that epistemology is a normative enterprise. Pleas for more radical versions of naturalism are articulated, and briefly confronted.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.2307/2185044
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