Blurred Visions

Philosophy, Science, and Ideology in a Troubled World

by Rory J. Conces (Author)
Textbook XXIV, 314 Pages


Blurred Visions fills an important gap in the literature on applied philosophy. It explores the relationship between ideological disputes and evidence and attempts to establish the ways in which the intractability of some ideological disputes is a function of the disputants adopting the notion of brute evidence, and the extent to which a change of epistemological venue might affect the resolution and prevention of ideological disputes. It declares that scientific theory and ideology are conceptual frameworks that allow us to make sense of the world that we live in, and contends that recognizing the ideology-ladenness of facts and observations will facilitate the resolution of these disputes by depolarizing their argumentation, thereby making it less likely that they will incite acts of armed aggression.


XXIV, 314
ISBN (Softcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 1997, 2001. XXIV, 314 pp., num. graphs

Biographical notes

Rory J. Conces (Author)

The Author: Rory J. Conces is a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the director of the Nebraska Center for Critical Thinking. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In addition to his published essays, which include «Aesthetic Alienation and the Art of Modernity» and «A Participatory Approach to the Teaching of Critical Reasoning,» he is editor of the International Third World Studies Journal and Review.


Title: Blurred Visions