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The Limits of Realism$
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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

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Coda

Coda

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(p.221) Coda
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The Limits of Realism
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Tim Button

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672172.003.0021

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

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