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Integrated Truth and Existential Phenomenology : A Thomistic Response to Iconic Anti-Realists in Science

Integrated Truth and Existential Phenomenology : A Thomistic Response to Iconic Anti-Realists in Science
Integrated Truth and Existential Phenomenology
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A Thomistic Response to Iconic Anti-Realists in Science
Integrated Truth and Existential Phenomenology: A Thomistic Response to Iconic Anti-Realists in Science relates existential phenomenology to a modal reasoning for establishing a Thomistic integration of objective truths in science, theology, ethics, art and politics
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  • Integrated Truth and ExistentialPhenomenology: A Thomistic Response to Iconic Anti-Realists in Science -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Editorial Foreword -- Foreword -- Preface -- 1 Existential Phenomenology and Truth in Science -- 1.1 Dilemmas of Truth that Afflict Realism -- 1.2 A Weak Realism Despite the Dilemmas? -- 1.3 A Robust Realism for Mature Theories -- 1.4 Theory-Dependence Vs. a Consciousness-Rooted Realism -- 2 Realism Rooted in Observational Consciousness -- 2.1 Consciousness and Reality -- 2.2 Reality of a Paradox to a Paradoxical Consciousness -- 2.3 Existential Phenomenology: An Antidote to Neuroscience Sophistry and Other Substitutes for Philosophy -- 2.4 The Recurring Seductions of Self-Refuting Reductionisms -- 2.5 Should Neuroscience Study the Phenomena of Neuroscience and Disbelief in God? -- 2.6 Anti-Phenomenological Footings of Neuroscience Philosophy -- 2.7 How Philosophy was Previously Skewed by Aping Science -- 2.8 Contra Kant: Consciousness of a Thereness Apart from Thought -- 2.9 Consciousness of Aspects of Phenomena -- 2.10 Seeing Non-Epistemologically in the Analytic Tradition -- 2.11 In This Tradition, Seeing Epistemologically -- 3 From Cultural Relativism as a Species of Realism to Realism in Science -- 3.1 A Common-Sense Inference of True Theories Versus an Everyday Contextual Relativism -- 3.2 Realism as Opposed to a Politically-Correct Cultural Relativism -- 3.3 Phenomenological and Logical Support of Realism -- 3.4 Scientific Significance of Aspects of Phenomena -- 3.5 An Anti-Realist K-K Thesis Surmounted by Common Sense -- 3.6 A Phenomenological Explanation of Historical Developments -- 3.7 The Developments Include Free Will and Causal Determinism -- 4 Scientific Realism and Problems of Observation -- 4.1 Theory Vs. Theory-Neutral Observation
  • 4.2 Observation-Theoretical Distinction or Differences in Degree? -- 4.3 Theory-Laden Observation and Observational Consciousness -- 4.4 Observational Footing is Not a Physics-Friendly Metaphysics -- 4.5 Metaphysics Vs. Modal Logic and a Phenomenology of Observation -- 4.6 Observation-Laden Theory: Are Theoretical Entities Observed? -- 4.7 Observation via Existential Phenomenology is Not a Theory -- 5 The Turn from Realism Roused by a Self-Avowed Realist -- 5.1 Covert Influence of Popper's Anti-Realism -- 5.2 A Preamble to Popper's Problems in the Philosophy of Science -- 5.3 The Overlooked Origin of Observation Statements as Falsifiers -- 5.4 How Falsificationism is Ungrounded by Observation -- 5.5 An Anti-Realism of Kuhn's Radical Relativism -- 5.6 From Relativism to Post-Modern Reinventions of Self and Theories -- 5.7 The Relation of Science to Sophists and Super Scientists -- 5.8 A Peculiar Case of Missing the Profound Point about Popper -- 5.9 Radical Empiricism Fueling Feyerabend's Anarchy -- 5.10 Feyerabend's Anti-Establishment Think-Tank-Like Conjectures -- 5.11 Conjectures Vs. Sartre's Strange Support of Aristotle and Thomas -- 6 A Return to Scientific Realism -- 6.1 Commensurability: A Presupposition of Scientific Progress -- 6.2 Truth Upheld by De Re and De Dicto Impossibilities? -- 6.3 The Impossibilities are Not Undercut by Meaning Variances -- 6.4 Verisimilitude: Increasing Truth, Not Truth-likeness -- 6.5 Problem of Ascribing Truth to Theories as Conjunctive Propositions -- 6.6 Propositional Logic Vs. What It Makes Sense to Say -- 6.7 Is it Senseless to Say that Superseded Theories are Still True? -- 6.8 Truth is an Attainable Aim of Methodology -- 6.9 A Methodology Tolerating New Phenomena Not Being Duplicated -- 6.10 From Eventual Duplication to Novelty and New Research
  • 6.11 From Research and Success to the Issue of Internal Inconsistency -- 7 Scientific Truth Informs Truths of Ethics, Art and Politics -- 7.1 Integrated Truth with Its Starting Point in Real Existence -- 7.2 Existence Subject to Causes Understood Methodologically -- 7.3 Modalities in Science Presuppose the Causal Principle -- 7.4 Preamble: the Causal Principle Strictly Implies a First Cause -- 7.5 Does Evolution Exclude a First-Cause Creator? Is this Creator Inferred Validly? -- 7.6 A Soundly Inferred God Averts Kierkegaard's "Leap of Faith" -- 7.7 A "Leap of Faith" Avoided by Sound Modal Reasoning -- 7.8 Inferring a First Cause and Its Integration of Truth in Science, Ethics, Art and Politics -- 7.9 The Sound Inference of a First Cause and the Conditional -- 7.10 Denying a First Cause and Rise of the Naturalistic Fallacy -- 7.11 A First Cause and Our Psycho-biological Nature Being as it Ought to Be -- 7.12 Ethical Truth Favoring the Family is Inferable from Science -- 7.13 Scientific Truth Informs Truth in Art, Architecture and Music -- 7.14 Political Truth is Informed by Truths of Ethics and Science -- 7.15 Inferences in this Essay: Integratrating Truths in Science, Theology, Ethics, Art and Politics -- Bibliography -- Name and Subject Index
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