Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199812691
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919420 | DOI:

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This chapter is a summary, emphasizing the principal themes of the book and their connections under the headings The Demarcation Problem, Milesian Science, Science and Philosophy, The Impact of Christianity, 'Logical Impossibility', Institutions, Morals and Ethics. Pervading notions are the high/low distinction, the Milesian requirements for science, and the alleged contingency of the world.

Keywords: demarcation; Milesian; Christianity; logical possibility; contingency; ethics

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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