Scientism : Philosophy and the Infatuation with Science

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 17.78mm | 295g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0415107717
  • 9780415107716
  • 2,305,453

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Tom Sorell is critical of the scientistic tendency in philosophy. However, he does not seek to denigrate science. Rather, he argues that the arts and humanities are undervalued. Sorell insists that philosophy is not science and condemns recent attempts in the name of 'naturalism' to revive the project of a scientific philosophy.
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"This badly needed book is the first full-length treatment by an analytic philosopher of the authority of science in Western culture. . . . An outstanding addition to any library."
"This is a fresh look at scientism, serious and helpful . . . extremely welcome."
-Mary Midgley
." . . the discussion of philosophers' fascination with science is stimulating and highly recommended."
-"Times Higher Education Supplement
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