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Scientism : prospects and problems

Author: Jeroen De Ridder; Rik Peels; René van Woudenberg
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is science the only source of genuine knowledge about the world and ourselves? Is science our only guide to what exists? Scientism answers both questions in the affirmative, and is increasingly influential in the popular scientific literature and intellectual life in general. yet philosophers have largely ignored it. This edited volume develops and assesses scientism as a serious philosophical position. It features  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeroen De Ridder; Rik Peels; René van Woudenberg
ISBN: 0190462752 9780190462758
OCLC Number: 949911467
Description: ix, 304 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : putting scientism on the philosophical agenda / René van Woudenberg, Rik Peels, Jeroen de Riddera --
A conceptual map of scientism / Rik Peels --
Scientism and Its rivals / Mikael Stenmark --
Philosophical challenges for scientism (and how to meet them?) / Alex Rosenberg --
Scientism with a humane face / James Ladyman --
Philosophy, science, and common sense / Hilary Kornblith --
Is scientism epistemically vicious? / Ian James Kidd --
An epistemological critique of scientism / Rene Van Woudenberg --
Kinds of knowledge, limits of science / Jeroen De Ridder --
Scientism : who needs it? / Alvin Plantinga --
Cognitive science and moral philosophy : challenging scientistic overreach / William Fitzpatrick --
Physicalism, not scientism / Alyssa Ney --
Moderate scientism in philosophy / Wesley Buckwalter, John Turri.
Responsibility: edited by Jeroen de Ridder, Rik Peels, and René van Woudenberg.

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Scientism maintains that science is our only source of knowledge about the world and ourselves. This collection is one of the first to develop, analyze, and assess scientism in detail. It features  Read more...

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This is a rich volume, with many promising lines of enquiry * George Carpenter, Metapsychology *

 
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