The epistemology of science - a bird's-eye view


In this paper I outline my conception of the epistemology of science, by reference to my published papers, showing how the ideas presented there fit together. In particular I discuss the aim of science, scientific progress, the nature of scientific evidence, the failings of empiricism, inference to the best (or only) explanation, and Kuhnian psychology of discovery. Throughout, I emphasize the significance of the concept of scientific knowledge.

DOI: 10.1007/s11229-010-9740-4

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@article{Bird2010TheEO, title={The epistemology of science - a bird's-eye view}, author={Alexander Bird}, journal={Synthese}, year={2010}, volume={175}, pages={5-16} }