Graduate studies at Western
|Abstract||“Closure occurs in science when a consensus emerges that the ‘truth’ has been winnowed from the various interpretations.” More than once in library books I saw “sic” scribbled in the margin pointing to the scare quotation marks in this and similar texts. If the readers read on, they would discover that scare quotes around scientific truth, fact, reality, nature, technological progress, and similar terms are fashionable in postmodern literature and are spreading beyond it. Scientific results are “true.” Scientists arrive at the “fact.” What do the scare quotes mean? What are their effects?|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
Wolfgang Künne (2003). Conceptions of Truth. Oxford University Press.
O. Schulte (1999). Means-Ends Epistemology. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 50 (1):1-31.
Luca Moretti (2009). On Creeping Minimalism and the Nature of Minimal Entities. In Heather Dyke (ed.), From Truth to Reality (Routledge).
Kevin T. Kelly & Clark Glymour (1989). Convergence to the Truth and Nothing but the Truth. Philosophy of Science 56 (2):185-220.
Heather Dyke (2009). Introduction. In , From Truth to Reality: New Essays in Logic and Metaphysics. Routledge.
Martin Harries (2000). Scare Quotes From Shakespeare: Marx, Keynes, and the Language of Reenchantment. Stanford, Calif.Stanford University Press.
Robert Willmott (2002). Reclaiming Metaphysical Truth for Educational Research. British Journal of Educational Studies 50 (3):339 - 362.
Stefano Predelli (2003). Scare Quotes and Their Relation to Other Semantic Issues. Linguistics and Philosophy 26 (1):1-28.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads5 ( #170,603 of 749,219 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?