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Giladi, Paul (2021) 'Prolegomenon to Any Future Critical Responses to Naturalism.' Filosoficky Casopis, 2021 (3). pp. 75-94.

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Abstract

In this paper, I propose a programme for future critical responses to naturalism. The paper is divided into two principal parts. In Part I, after providing a topography of contemporary critical approaches to the Placement Problem, which is the operational logic of naturalism, I provide an overview of a burgeoning critical response to naturalism, which, to date, may be predominantly individuated by hostility towards the Placement Problem in two interconnected manners: an epistemic concern and a political concern. Part II of the paper focuses on four areas of future research on critical responses to naturalism arising from themes identified in Part I: the first is a challenge set by Antonio Nunziante concerning the historical and political aspects of American humanism and naturalism; the second involves centring and combining decolonial and queer theoretic discursive formations to enhance critical theoretic responses to naturalism; the third emphasises the need to put Hegel and Otto Neurath in direct conversation about anti-foundationalism, pragmatism, and the (dis)unity of science, in part to dismantle the long-standing hostility between Hegelians and logical empiricists; the fourth is on the subject of developing a critique of sexology’s scientific naturalist framework for making sense of sexual arousal.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Special Issue of The Philosophical Journal
Keywords: scientific naturalism, critical social theory, alienation, power, Placement Problem
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
ISSN: 00151831
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.46854/fc.2021.3s75
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2023 15:57
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/40147

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