Saturday, August 30, 2014

Natural Agents

"Pragmatic naturalism offers a promising via media between 'reductive naturalism' and 'normatively oriented accounts of social practice'. It can do so because the incorporation of the vocabulary of agency into naturalism makes possible a much richer and more sophisticated picture of ourselves as 'natural agents': animals who are inescapably committed to the process of triangulating between the subjective, objective, and intersubjective aspects of knowledge and experience, and in that process engendering, as Rorty has done more than most to emphasize, ever more interesting and exciting forms of science, philosophy, and poetry."

Contemporary Pragmatism
Vol. 6, No. 1 (June 2009), 15–37
Natural Agents: A Transcendental Argument for Pragmatic Naturalism
Carl Sachs

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