The Advancement of Science : Science without Legend, Objectivity without Illusions

The Advancement of Science : Science without Legend, Objectivity without Illusions

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During the last three decades, reflections on the growth of scientific knowledge have inspired historians, sociologists, and some philosophers to contend that scientific objectivity is a myth. In this book, Kitcher attempts to resurrect the notions of objectivity and progress in science by identifying both the limitations of idealized treatments of growth of knowledge and the overreactions to philosophical idealizations. Recognizing that science is done not by logically omniscient subjects working in isolation, but by people with a variety of personal and social interests, who cooperate and compete with one another, he argues that, nonetheless, we may conceive the growth of science as a process in which both our vision of nature and our ways of learning more about nature improve. Offering a detailed picture of the advancement of science, he sets a new agenda for the philosophy of science and for other qscience studiesq disciplines.Vn = {F^G^n) + F2(n)G2(n)}pu - {F1(n)(l - G1(n)) + (17.4) F2(Al)(l - G2(n))}pu + (1 - F1(n) - F2(n)) /3Va€ž. That is, Vn = MJ8 2 (2Fi(n)Gi(n) - F{n))l{l - fi + ftF^n) + F2(n))}alt; 17.5) 1=1, 2 We can now formulate the community decision problem precisely.


Title:The Advancement of Science : Science without Legend, Objectivity without Illusions
Author:San Diego Philip Kitcher Professor of Philosophy University of California
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1993-05-06
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