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Science and Relativism

Some Key Controversies in the Philosophy of Science

In recent years, many members of the intellectual community have embraced a radical relativism regarding knowledge in general and scientific knowledge in particular, holding that Kuhn, Quine, and Feyerabend have knocked the traditional picture of scientific knowledge into a cocked hat. Is philosophy of science, or mistaken impressions of it, responsible for the rise of relativism? In this book, Laudan offers a trenchant, wide-ranging critique of cognitive relativism and a thorough introduction to major issues in the philosophy of knowledge.

Table of Contents

Preface
Note to the Reader
1. Progress and Cumulativity
2. Theory-ladenness and Underdetermination
3. Holism
4. Standards of Success
5. Incommensurability
6. Interests and the Social Determinants of Belief
References
Index

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