SUO: Re: Re: Re: Re: Question about Example in KR Book
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Johnston" <email@example.com>
To: "Jay Halcomb" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 11:30
Subject: RE: Re: Re: Re: Question about Example in KR Book
> Or in danger of becoming me.
Ah, well... :)
> I believe that what you (and the author John cited) refer to as the
> difference between metaphysical realism and scientific realism is pretty
> much the difference I referred to, this morning, between realism from the
> perspective of theories of truth, and realism from the perspective of
Methodology or epistemology.
> My email to John this morning tried to bring the metaphysical/truth-theory
> perspective to bear on the perspective John seems most concerned with, the
> methodological perspective. I take it, from your material below, that you
> and I are in substantial agreement.
A basic bit, at least. Although I have my doubts about Rorty. But that's
I suppose at the back of John's dancing and his invectives is some version
of a pragmatic theory of truth, one which I do not hold. I suppose, too, the
reason John is so particularly down on Russell from time to time is that
Russell had some very caustic things to say about pragmatic theories of
truth (although, to be accurate, this was more about James' and Dewey's
versions of pragmatism than Peirce's).
But that also is another story. For now, I'm off for the Holiday. Cheers.