Thinking about Progress: From Science to Philosophy

@article{Dellsn2021ThinkingAP,
  title={Thinking about Progress: From Science to Philosophy},
  author={Finnur Dells{\'e}n and Insa Lawler and James Norton},
  journal={No{\^u}s},
  year={2021}
}
Is there progress in philosophy? If so, how much? Philosophers have recently argued for a wide range of answers to these questions, from the view that there is no progress whatsoever to the view that philosophy has provided answers to all the big philosophical questions. However, these views are difficult to compare and evaluate, because they rest on very different assumptions about the conditions under which philosophy would make progress. This paper looks to the comparatively mature debate… 
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