Eino Kaila's Scientific Philosophy

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies 2010-2017 en
dc.contributor.author Korhonen, Anssi
dc.contributor.editor Niiniluoto, Ilkka
dc.contributor.editor Pihlström, Sami
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-20T08:40:02Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-20T08:40:02Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Korhonen , A 2012 , Eino Kaila's Scientific Philosophy . in I Niiniluoto & S Pihlström (eds) , Reappraisals of Eino Kaila's Philosophy . Acta philosophica Fennica , vol. 89 , Philosophical Society of Finland , Helsinki . en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-951-9264-75-2
dc.identifier.other PURE: 26633336
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-7399-7281/work/53182438
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/232605
dc.description.abstract This paper seeks to answer the question of what the Finnish philosopher Eino Kaila meant when he described his own philosophy as scientific. I argue that Kaila was a naturalist in a straightforward sense. Naturalism is not undermined by his logical empiricism: the core of scientific thought is its principled connection to experience, and Kaila adhered to logical empiricism only because he thought it could explain how the connection arose. Secondly, naturalism is not compromised by the logical empiricist conception of "formal sciences", either, for this was not part of Kaila’s deepest convictions about human knowledge. Thirdly, naturalism is even compatible with Kaila’s anti-reductionist monism. Finally, I argue that Kaila’s naturalism is anchored in his view that human knowledge is essentially a search for invariances. en
dc.format.extent 27
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Philosophical Society of Finland
dc.relation.ispartof Reappraisals of Eino Kaila's Philosophy
dc.relation.ispartofseries Acta philosophica Fennica
dc.rights en
dc.subject 611 Philosophy en
dc.title Eino Kaila's Scientific Philosophy en
dc.type Chapter
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