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The advancement of science : science without legend, objectivity without illusions.

Author: Philip Kitcher; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Kitcher; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0195096533 9780195096538 1602560420 9781602560420 019802150X 9780198021506 142376529X 9781423765295
OCLC Number: 191826026
Description: 1 online resource (430 pages)
Contents: Legend's legacy --
Darwin's achievement --
The microstructure of scientific change --
Varieties of progress --
Realism and scientific progress --
Dissolving rationality --
The experimental philosophy --
The organization of cognitive labor --
Envoi.

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In the past three decades, reflections on the growth of scientific knowledge have inspired historians, sociologists, and some philosophers to contend that scientific objectivity is a myth. Kitcher  Read more...

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