Models and perspectives on stage: remarks on Giere’s Scientific perspectivism

@article{Brown2009ModelsAP,
  title={Models and perspectives on stage: remarks on Giere’s Scientific perspectivism},
  author={M. B. Brown},
  journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={40},
  pages={213-220}
}
  • M. B. Brown
  • Published 2009
  • Philosophy
  • Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Ron Giere's recent book Scientific Perspectivism sets out an account of science that attempts to forge a via media between two popular extremes: absolutist, objectivist realism on the one hand, and social constructivism or skeptical anti-realism on the other. The key for Giere is to treat both scientific observation and scientific theories as perspectives, which are limited, partial, contingent, context-, agent- and purpose-dependent, and pluralism-friendly, while nonetheless world-oriented and… Expand
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