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On realism and idealism

The confused idealist philosopher Charles Taylor
The confused philosopher Charles Taylor.

Over the years I've written a lot of reflections on the metaphysical issue of scientific realism vs. anti-realism or idealism. Idealism has always struck me as silly, whether in its Berkeleian form, its Schopenhauerian form, its logical positivist forms, or its more recent postmodernist forms. Here are some relevant thoughts (discussing Charles Taylor and other thinkers) I just posted to, from journal jottings in 2007. Other reflections are posted throughout my website, including on the blog.

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