Eugene Lashchyk, Contingent Scientific Realism and Instrumentalism, 1992



  1. A Brief Excursion Into History
    1. Ancient and Medieval Period
    2. The Beginning of the End
    3. Modern Philosophy and the Beginning of a Long List of "The End of Philosophy"
    4. Berkeley and The New Principle Esse Est Percipi
    5. The End of Traditional Metaphysics and Epistemology: Hume's and Kant's Versions
    6. Hegel and Marx and Other New Beginnings
    7. The End of Theoretical Philosophy -- Heideggerian Style
    8. "The End of Philosophy" -- Soviet Style: "Science to the Bridge -- Philosophy Overboard"
    9. The Pragmatic Turn in the U. S.
    10. Wittgenstein and Philosophy As That Which Can Not Be Said
    11. Logical Positivism and Philosophy of the Handmaiden of Science
  2. Two Interpretations of Kuhn's SSR
    1. Some Brief Remarks on Kuhn 1 -- The View That Incommensurability Leads To Irrationalism and Scepticism
    2. Partial Incommensurability: or How to Reconcile Relativism, Rationality, and Realism
  3. An Examination of "the End of Philosophy" Movement of Rorty and Fine
    1. The End of Philosophy -- Rorty Style
    2. The End of Philosophy and of Philosophy of Science -- Fine Style
      1. Reflections on Fine's Critique of Instrumentalist
      2. Some Problems With Fine's Critique of Realism
      3. Fine's "Arguments" For NOA
  4. The Tasks of Philosophy for Post-Foundationalist Times
    1. The "End of Philosophy" Without An End
    2. Not the End of Philosophy But Philosophical Pluralism
    3. The Critical Function Of Philosophy
    4. The Task Of Philosophy Is To Show How It All Hangs Together
    5. Philosophy as the Search for Transcendental Arguments
  5. Contingent Realism and Instrumentalism
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