Scientism: Philosophy and the Infatuation with Science

Scientism: Philosophy and the Infatuation with Science

by Tom Sorell
     
 
Now available in paper, this acclaimed work shows how Western philosophy has been dominated by an identification with the aims of science and the rationality of its methods. This has resulted in attempts to either dismiss the unscientific or put it on a scientific footing. Tom Sorell attempts to increase the value placed on the arts and humanities, rather than

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Now available in paper, this acclaimed work shows how Western philosophy has been dominated by an identification with the aims of science and the rationality of its methods. This has resulted in attempts to either dismiss the unscientific or put it on a scientific footing. Tom Sorell attempts to increase the value placed on the arts and humanities, rather than devalue science. He insists that philosophy is not a science and condemns recent attempts in the name of ``naturalism'' to revive the project of a scientific philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415033992
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
05/23/1991
Series:
International Library of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Method
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

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