The Great Antinomy

José Ferreirós

Abstract


We formulate and discuss a “great antinomy” between theoreticist/foundationist conceptions and pragmatist conceptions, in relation to a wide diversity of scientific and/or philosophical approaches. The contrast is illustrated in particular with the concept of time, considering the ‘timelessness crowd’ that has been guided by a theoreticist vision.


Keywords


Theoreticism; Pragmatism; Foundationism; concept of time; timelessness

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22370/rhv.2016.8.500

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