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Knowledge and the world : challenges beyond the science wars

Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer ; [Bielefeld] : Universität Bielefeld ZIF, cop. 2004.
Series: Frontiers collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The fundamental question whether, or in which sense, science informs us about the real world has pervaded the history of thought since antiquity.

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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 3540210091 9783540210092
OCLC Number: 492657522
Description: 1 v. (VIII-326 p.) : ill., fig. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Defense of a Modest Scientific Realism.- Scientific Realism: An Elaboration and a Defence.- Scientific Objectivity with a Human Face Four Reflections from a Pragmatist Point of View.- On Social Constructivist Accounts of the Natural Sciences.- Experimental Success and the Revelation of Reality: The Miracle Argument for Scientific Realism.- True is What is Considered True-What is Considered True is True.- Realism and Biological Knowledge.- Objective Facts, Subjective Experiences, and Neuronal Constructs.- Evidence, Logic and Moral Authority Experience and the Erosion of Certainties in Illiterate and Literate Societies.- Some Remarks on the Hard Core of Soft Sciences.- The Mote and the Beam Who's Blind to Whom.- Neither Modernist Nor Postmodernist-A Third Way.- From Science Wars to Science Worries: Some Reflections on the Scientific Conquest of Reality.- Science Wars? Historical, Social and Epistemological Aspects of the "Sokal-Debate".- Acknowledgements.
Series Title: Frontiers collection.
Responsibility: M. Carrier, J. Roggenhofer, G. Küppers, Ph. Blanchard, eds.
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