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Beyond positivism and relativism : theory, method, and evidence

Author: Larry Laudan
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©1996.
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Much work in the philosophy of science has moved towards an uncritical relativistic approach. Many, faced with a choice between a narrowly restrictive positivism and an "anything goes" relativism,  Read more...

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Laudan, Larry.
Beyond positivism and relativism.
Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)604936658
Online version:
Laudan, Larry.
Beyond positivism and relativism.
Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)606538234
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Laudan
ISBN: 0813324688 9780813324685 0813324696 9780813324692
OCLC Number: 33161559
Description: ix, 277 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. "The Sins of the Fathers ... ": Positivist Origins of Postpositivist Relativisms --
2. Demystifying Underdetermination --
3. Empirical Equivalence and Underdetermination / Larry Laudan and Jarrett Leplin --
4. A Problem-Solving Approach to Scientific Progress --
5. For Method: Answering the Relativist Critique of Methodology of Kuhn and Feyerabend --
6. Reconciling Progress and Loss --
7. Progress or Rationality? The Prospects for Normative Naturalism --
8. The Rational Weight of the Scientific Past: Forging Fundamental Change in a Conservative Discipline --
9. Normative Naturalism: Replies to Friendly Critics --
10. The Pseudo-Science of Science? --
11. The Demise of the Demarcation Problem --
12. Science at the Bar --
Causes for Concern --
13. Dominance and the Disunity of Method: Solving the Problems of Innovation and Consensus / Larry Laudan and Rachel Laudan.
Responsibility: Larry Laudan.
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