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Beyond Description. Naturalism and Normativity

Image The volume we edited with Konrad Talmont-Kamiński has just been published.
Here is the blurb:

The contributors to this volume engage with issues of normativity within naturalised philosophy. The issues are critical to naturalism as most traditional notions in philosophy, such as knowledge, justification or representation, are said to involve normativity. Some of the contributors pursue the question of the correct place of normativity within a naturalised ontology, with emergentist and eliminativist answers offered on neighbouring pages. Others seek to justify particular norms within a naturalised framework, the more surprising ones including naturalist takes on the a priori and intuitions. Finally, yet others examine concrete examples of the application of norms within particular epistemic endeavours, such as psychopathology and design. The overall picture is that of an intimate engagement with issues of normativity on the part of naturalist philosophers – questioning some of the fundamentals at the same time as they try to work out many of the details.

You can find the contents of the volume below.






1.Naturalism Beyond Description 1
Konrad Talmont-Kaminski

2.Is Normativity Natural? 14
Mark H. Bickhard

3.Why We Don't Need Naturalistic Epistemic Norms 31
Jonathan Knowles

4.Status of Naturalistic Epistemology
– Problem of Autonomy 60
Barbara Trybulec

5.Making Naturalised Epistemology (Slightly) Normative 72
Marcin Miłkowski

6.Naturalistic Epistemologies and A Priori Justification 85
Lisa Warenski

7.The Proper Role of Intuitions in Epistemology 101
Adam Feltz & Michael Bishop

8.Naturalism: Progress in Epistemology? 123
Timo Vuorio

9.Naturalism without Representationalism 136
Huw Price

10.Two kinds of Nonscientific Naturalism 157
Jonathan Knowles

11. Postscript: Reply to Knowles 176
Huw Price

12.A Dilemma for Naturalism? 180
Shane Oakley

13.Understanding Quine in Terms of the Aufbau:
Another Look at Naturalized Epistemology
Stefanie Rocknak

14.Descriptive Epistemology and Normativity:
A Humean Approach
Treasa Campbell

15.Naturalising Logic. The inference-marker view 226
María J. Frápolli

16.Naturalising Illocutionary Rules 243
Maciej Witek

17.Naturalising the Design Process:
Autonomy and Interaction as Core Features
Argyris Arnellos, Thomas Spyrou, John Darzentas

18.Causality Naturalised? 289
Piotr Leśniak

19.Can Mental Illness Be Naturalised? 300
Andrzej Kapusta

20.Technologised Epistemology 313
Marek Hetmański