By Clifford Alan Hooker
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Here one assumes that epistemic circumstances and utilities will play a key role. ) In this new context formal methods of assessment constructed for the earlier problem may again play specialized roles as the occasion demands. Here too, one can obtain a more unified approach to the various so-called paradoxes of support (paradoxes of confirmation, inductive inconsistencies, lottery paradox, Goodman's new riddle of induction) by seeing them as all placing constraints upon the consistent formulation of a theory of rational action, especially the subtheory of rational acceptance.
In what follows I shall say no more about the problem of induction, the reader will understand that, whatever the final form of a theory of rational decisionmaking we are able to formulate, my Realism assumes a stage three formulation of the issue. 7 This essay is written then against the backdrop of these three recent revolutions in philosophy of science. In a sense, the most important part of the essay has been written, the rest being detail. The reader is forewarned that this larger context at times affects the canons of acceptable attack and defense considerably.
So Scientific Realism then is to play an integral part in the construction of a naturalistic, evolutionary epistemology, evolving in dynamic interaction with science itself, and in the construction of a naturalistic, evolutionary account of mind, of the use of concepts, of language and thought, both linking smoothly into the scientific picture to form the unbroken web of our worldview. Of course this goal is utopian, our ignorance is too great and epistemological evolution too rapid to hope to complete the task, but nothing less than this goal provides the proper perspective in which to view the defense of Scientific Realism.