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

Synthese 175 (1):5 - 16 (2010)
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
Keywords Science  Epistemology  Philosophy of science  Scientific progress  Evidence  Empiricism  Inference to the best explanation
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DOI 10.2307/40801354
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