Interpretations of Quine’s “Naturalized Epistemology” and the Character of “Naturalization of Law”

Marek Jakubiec


Quine’s project of “naturalized epistemology” is usually interpreted as a rejection of classical epistemology, which becomes merely a “chapter of psychology”. It does not imply, however, a different understanding of the character of naturalization is inadequate or wrong. Susan Haack’s interpretations are briefly analyzed in the paper. Thereafter, they are harnessed as models of interpretation of the “naturalization of law”. The main aim is to point the radical reading of Quine’s project (the replacement model) is not the only acceptable one. Consequently, there are at least three models of the “naturalization of law” that are analogical to the “naturalization of epistemology”. The author details their character.

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Quine; naturalization; epistemology; law; jurisprudence; naturalization of law

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