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A Confutation of Convergent Realism
  • L. Laudan
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • 1 March 1981
This essay contains a partial exploration of some key concepts associated with the epistemology of realist philosophies of science. It shows that neither reference nor approximate truth will do theExpand
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Progress and Its Problems
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Science and Values: The Aims of Science and Their Role in Scientific Debate
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 inExpand
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Beyond positivism and relativism : theory, method and evidence
Introduction The Sins of the Fathers: Positivist Origins of Postpositivist Relativisms Theory And Evidence Demystifying Underdetermination Empirical Equivalence and Underdetermination (with JarrettExpand
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The Demise of the Demarcation Problem
We live in a society which sets great store by science. Scientific ‘experts’ play a privileged role in many of our institutions, ranging from the courts of law to the corridors of power. At a moreExpand
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Beyond Positivism And Relativism
Beyond positivism and relativism : , Beyond positivism and relativism : , کتابخانه دیجیتال و فن آوری اطلاعات دانشگاه امام صادق(ع)
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Truth, Error, and Criminal Law: An Essay in Legal Epistemology
1. Thinking about error in the law 2. The unraveling of reasonable doubt 3. Fixing the standard of proof 4. Innocence, the burden of proof, and the puzzle of affirmative defenses 5. EvaluatingExpand
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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, andExpand
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Science as Problem-Solving. (Book Reviews: Progress and Its Problems. Toward a Theory of Scientific Growth)
"A book that shakes philosophy of science to its roots. Laudan both destroys and creates. With detailed, scathing criticisms, he attacks the 'pregnant confusions' in extant philosophies of science.Expand
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