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Epistemological pluralism (or methodological pluralism) is the view that different epistemological methodologies
Methodology
Methodology is generally a guideline for solving a problem, with specificcomponents such as phases, tasks, methods, techniques and tools . It can be defined also as follows:...

 are necessary to attain a full description of the world. It arose in opposition to the purely reductionistic
Reductionism
Reductionism can mean either an approach to understanding the nature of complex things by reducing them to the interactions of their parts, or to simpler or more fundamental things or a philosophical position that a complex system is nothing but the sum of its parts, and that an account of it can...

 enterprise of many fields of science and realism
Platonic realism
Platonic realism is a philosophical term usually used to refer to the idea of realism regarding the existence of universals or abstract objects after the Greek philosopher Plato , a student of Socrates. As universals were considered by Plato to be ideal forms, this stance is confusingly also called...

 in mathematics.

According to David Fideler, Goethe was an epistemological pluralist
Epistemological pluralism
Epistemological pluralism is the view that different epistemological methodologies are necessary to attain a full description of the world. It arose in opposition to the purely reductionistic enterprise of many fields of science and realism in mathematics.According to David Fideler, Goethe was an...

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External links


Epistemological pluralism by E B Davies at PhilSci Archive