9780226469492

Science and Relativism: Some Key Controversies in the Philosophy of Science

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  • ISBN13:

    9780226469492

  • ISBN10:

    0226469492

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1990-08-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

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Summary

Why have many members of the intellectual community embraced a radical relativism where knowledge in general and scientific knowledge in particular are concerned? Have Kuhn, Quine, and Feyerabend knocked the traditional picture of scientific knowledge into a cocked hat? Is philosophy of science, or mistaken impressions of it, responsible for the rise of relativism? In Science and Relativism, Larry offers a trenchant, wide-ranging critique of cognitive relativism and a thorough introduction to majorissues in the philosophy of knowledge.

Author Biography

Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.


Table of Contents

Preface
Note to the Reader
Progress and Cumulativity
Theory-ladenness and Underdetermination
Holism
Standards of Success
Incommensurability
Interests and the Social Determinants of Belief
References
Index
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