Scientism and Scientific Imperialism

  title={Scientism and Scientific Imperialism},
  author={Jonathan Beale},
  journal={International Journal of Philosophical Studies},
  pages={102 - 73}
  • Jonathan Beale
  • Published 1 January 2019
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal of Philosophical Studies
The term ‘scientism’ has appeared increasingly in philosophical debates in recent years. It is an elusive concept yet a pertinent one in our time, especially in philosophy, which is not only a common target of scientistic arguments but a place where scientism is, arguably, rife. It is usually levelled as a term of criticism and those who level it often assume it to be quite obvious what it is and that there is something wrong with being ‘scientistic’. But it is neither clear what it is nor what… 
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