in What Did the Romans Know?

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780226471143
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226471150 | DOI:

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This chapter distinguishes that the correspondence theory of truth is incompatible with the historical and epistemological picture that the book has been arguing for. Philosophers did not detailed contextualism in order to solve the problems of historical science. It has been emphasized that the ways in which judgments on the acceptability of individual explanations as explanations must be seen as contextualized within a discourse community, such that “like affects like,” cosmic harmonics, and number theory could be offered as satisfying ends to chains of why-questions. It also repeatedly addressed the contexts of politics, education, performance, and intertheoretical criticism and debate, in order to see how broadly ways of thinking about the world reverberate, playing back and forth.

Keywords: correspondence theory of truth; contextualism; historical science; cosmic harmonics; number theory; politics; education

Chapter.  1239 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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