Soft facts: Thinking practices and the architecture of reality

Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
It is common to criticize the idea of objectivity by claiming that we cannot make sense of any cognitive contact with the world that is not constituted by the very materials of our thinking, and to conclude that the idea must be abandoned and that the world is ‘well lost’. We resist this conclusion and argue for a notion of objectivity that places its source within the domain of thoughts by proposing a conception of facts, akin to McDowell’s, as thinkable while independent of any act of thinking. However, we do so without any empiricist commitment.
Categories
PhilPapers/Archive ID
BENSFT-2
Upload history
Archival date: 2018-07-21
View other versions
Added to PP index
2016-06-30

Total views
61 ( #55,430 of 2,463,147 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #65,614 of 2,463,147 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.