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Sovmestimy li naturalizovannaya epistemologiya i evolyutsionizm?
Alexander Khramov
Paleontology Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences
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No. 2 (Vol. 36)

The naturalistic approach to the justification of knowledge and its compatibility with evolutionism are discussed in the present study. Naturalists want to establish reliability of our cognitive faculties by reference to natural selection. But according to the evolutionary argument against naturalism, which was suggested by Alvin Plantinga, if our cognitive apparatus has been produced by the blind evolutionary process, its reliability would be low. Author elaborates this argument and argues that we should admit failure of naturalized epistemology or return to the teleogical world-view.

naturalism, knowledge, evolutionism, cognition

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