Science and Relativism: Some Key Controversies in the Philosophy of Science (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series) pdf epub fb2

Science and Relativism: Some Key Controversies in the Philosophy of Science (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series) by Larry Laudan pdf epub fb2

Science and Relativism: Some Key Controversies in the Philosophy of Science (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series) Author: Larry Laudan
Title: Science and Relativism: Some Key Controversies in the Philosophy of Science (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series)
ISBN: 0226469484
ISBN13: 978-0226469485
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Pages: 194 pages
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (December 15, 1990)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1329 kb
Size EPUB version: 1425 kb
Subcategory: Philosophy




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.