Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Limits of Realism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Tim Button

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199672172

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672172.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 February 2019



(p.221) Coda
The Limits of Realism

Tim Button

Oxford University Press

This Coda presents some final thoughts. This book has aimed to obliterate faith in external realism. No alternative faith has been offered. The text has merely rejected external realism arguing that it is ultimately incoherent. Internal realism has also been rejected. In fact, a (messy) brand of semantic externalism is offered here. The hope of this book is simply that we shall become more aware of what are are asking when we put forward philosophical questions, and as a result more sensitive to the limits of the answers that come.

Keywords:   external realism, internal realism, semantic externalism, philosophical questions, philosophical answers

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .