Science and Values

Science and Values : The Aims of Science and Their Role in Scientific Debate

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In this title, Laudan constructs a fresh approach to a longtime problem for the philosopher of science: how to explain the simultaneous and widespread presence of both agreement and disagreement in science. Laudan critiques the logical empiricists and the post-positivists as he stresses the need for centrality and values and the interdependence of values, methods, and facts as prerequisites to solving the problems of consensus and dissent in science.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 150.11 x 228.35 x 10mm | 227g
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • illustrations
  • 0520057430
  • 9780520057432
  • 1,080,829

Table of contents

Two Puzzles about Science: Reflections on Some Crises in Philosophy and Sociology of Science
The Consensual View and the Puzzle of Agreement
The "New Wave" Preoccupation with Dissensus
The Hierarchical Structure of Scientific Debates
Factual Consensus Formation
Methodological Consensus Formation
Closing the Evaluative Circle: Resolving Disagreements about Cognitive Values
The Covariance Fallacy
The Reticulated Model and the Mechanics of Goal Evaluation
The Reticulated Model of Scientific Rationality
Dissecting the Holist Picture of Scientific Change
Kuhn on the Units of Scientific Change
Kuhn's Critique of Methodology
A Reticulational Critique of Realist Axiology
and Methodology
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