File spoon-archives/bhaskar.archive/bhaskar_2003/bhaskar.0312, message 240

Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 09:18:28 +1100
Subject: Re[2]: BHA: Voloshinov etc

Dear Carrol,

on Thursday, 18 December 2003, you wrote:

> I've always thought it a mistake to try to "prove" realism. Since the
> anti-realist position is incoherent whenever it attempts to affirm
> anything, it can't be proven wrong.

I've never met a consistent anti-realist. They always hedge their bets at some point, like our friend Steve here who keeps saying that science is "primarily", "predominantly" etc an ideological activity. So what else is it besides ideological?


GŁnter Minnerup
School of History
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
Tel. (+61 2) 9385 3668 (work)
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