Group Rationality in Scientific Research / Edition 1

Group Rationality in Scientific Research / Edition 1

by Husain Sarkar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521871131

ISBN-13: 9780521871136

Pub. Date: 09/09/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Under what conditions is a group of scientists rational? How would rational scientists collectively agree to make their group more effective? What sorts of negotiations would occur among them and under what conditions? What effect would their final agreement have on science and society? These questions have been central to the philosophy of science for the last two…  See more details below

Overview

Under what conditions is a group of scientists rational? How would rational scientists collectively agree to make their group more effective? What sorts of negotiations would occur among them and under what conditions? What effect would their final agreement have on science and society? These questions have been central to the philosophy of science for the last two decades. In this book, Husain Sarkar proposes answers to them by building on classical solutions - the skeptical view, two versions of the subjectivist view, the objectivist view, and the view of Hilary Putnam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521871136
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/09/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. The overview; 2. Group rationality: a unique problem; 3. The problem explored: Sen's way; 4. The skeptical view; 5. The subjectivist view - I; 6. The subjectivist view - II; 7. The objectivist view; 8. Putnam, individual rationality, and Peirce's puzzle; 9. The nine problems.

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