Kitcher and the Obsessive Unifier *

  • jeffrey w. roland
  • Published 2008
Introduction Philip Kitcher has advanced an account of scientific progress in which explanatory unification plays a central role. According to that account, one of the two basic ways science progresses is explanatorily, where explanatory progress is a matter of increasing unifying power. A natural worry about this sort of view is that too enthusiastically… (More)