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Philosophy of Science and Its Discontents

Philosophy of Science and Its Discontents - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0898620207

Cover of Philosophy of Science and Its Discontents 2ND 93 (ISBN 978-0898620207)
ISBN13: 978-0898620207
ISBN10: 0898620201
Edition: 2ND 93
Copyright: 1993
Publisher: Guilford Press
Published: 1993
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Philosophy of Science and Its Discontents - 2ND 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-0898620207

Steve Fuller

ISBN13: 978-0898620207
ISBN10: 0898620201
Edition: 2ND 93
Copyright: 1993
Publisher: Guilford Press
Published: 1993
International: No
Summary

In this work Steve Fuller argues that philosophers of science need to take more seriously the psychological and sociological constraints on human rationality that make the production of knowledge an unavoidably imperfect enterprise. Designed for classroom use, this edition opens with a "map of the field," which critically surveys specific schools and leaders in the psychology and sociology of science, the philosophy of the special sciences, and the challenges that rhetoric, feminism, and other "metascientific" approaches pose to the philosophy of science.

Table of Contents

1. My Map of the Field

2. Mythical Naturalism and Anemic Normativism: A Look at the Status Quo

3. Reposing the Naturalistic Question: What Is Knowledge?

4. Reposing the Normative Question: What Ought Knowledge Be?

Coda: Epistemic Autonomy as Institutionalized Self-Deception

Postscript: Big Questions and Little Answers--A Response to Critics

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