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Science and Values: An Essay on the Aims of Science and Their Role in Scientific Debate
     

Science and Values: An Essay on the Aims of Science and Their Role in Scientific Debate

by Larry Laudan
 

Laudan constructs a fresh approach to a longtime problem for the philosopher of science: how to explain the simultaneous and widespread presence of both agreement and disagreement in science. Laudan critiques the logical empiricists and the post-positivists as he stresses the need for centrality and values and the interdependence of values, methods, and facts

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Laudan constructs a fresh approach to a longtime problem for the philosopher of science: how to explain the simultaneous and widespread presence of both agreement and disagreement in science. Laudan critiques the logical empiricists and the post-positivists as he stresses the need for centrality and values and the interdependence of values, methods, and facts as prerequisites to solving the problems of consensus and dissent in science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520052673
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/01/1984
Series:
Pittsburgh Series in Philosophy and History of Science
Pages:
160

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