What’s so bad about scientism?

  title={What’s so bad about scientism?},
  author={Moti Mizrahi},
  journal={Social Epistemology},
  pages={351 - 367}
  • Moti Mizrahi
  • Published 11 April 2017
  • Philosophy
  • Social Epistemology
Abstract In their attempt to defend philosophy from accusations of uselessness made by prominent scientists, such as Stephen Hawking, some philosophers respond with the charge of ‘scientism.’ This charge makes endorsing a scientistic stance, a mistake by definition. For this reason, it begs the question against these critics of philosophy, or anyone who is inclined to endorse a scientistic stance, and turns the scientism debate into a verbal dispute. In this paper, I propose a different… 
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