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Análisis filosófico

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PENELAS, Federico. Una defensa del conversacionalismo epistémico. Anal. filos. [online]. 2005, vol.25, n.1, pp. 5-20. ISSN 1851-9636.

In this paper I defend the Rortyan conversationalist conception of epistemic justification against some objections which have been supported by some pragmatist philosophers. First, I propose a reconstruction ofthe argument that Susan Haack made against Rorty's conversationalism. Then, I point out Putnam's and Hahennas' criticisms to rortyan project. The objections that I present to all those critics lead me to as sume a contextualist and conventionalist characterization of the criteria for justificatory correction. Finally, dismantling the anti-intuitive consequences which supposedly follow from giving up veroteleologism (i.e., the idea that truth is the goal ofinquiry) is the main point ofmy defense ofthe Rortyan account.

Palabras clave : Truth; Justification; Fundationalism; Contextualism; Veroteleologism.

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