David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy of Science 71 (3):339-361 (2004)
The aim of this paper is twofold: first to sketch a framework for classifying a wide range of conceptions of scientific objectivity and second to present and defend a conception of scientific objectivity that fills a neglected niche in the resulting hierarchy of viewpoints. Roughly speaking, the proposed ideal of scientific objectivity is effectiveness in the informal but technical sense of an effective method. Science progresses when "higher levels of communicative discourse" are reached by transforming subjective judgments regarding the generation and reduction of data or the testing of theories into objective decision procedures that are automatic or mechanical.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Robert J. Howell (2007). The Knowledge Argument and Objectivity. Philosophical Studies 135 (2):145 - 177.
Similar books and articles
Felix Mühlhölzer (1988). On Objectivity. Erkenntnis 28 (2):185 - 230.
Paul Seabright (1988). Objectivity, Disagreement, and Projectibility. Inquiry 31 (1):25 – 51.
E. Montuschi (2004). Rethinking Objectivity in Social Science. Social Epistemology 18 (2-3):109-122.
E. Montuschi (2004). Rethinking Objectivity in Social Science. Social Epistemology 18 (2 & 3):109 – 122.
Peter Railton (1984). Marx and the Objectivity of Science. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:813 - 826.
Jennifer Tannoch-Bland (1997). From Aperspectival Objectivity to Strong Objectivity: The Quest for Moral Objectivity. Hypatia 12 (1):155 - 178.
Philip Lewin (1984). IV. Longino and Heidegger on Objectivity. Inquiry 27 (1-4):145-148.
Harold I. Brown (1987). Observation And Objectivity. Oxford University Press.
H. E. Longino (1983). Scientific Objectivity and the Logics of Science. Inquiry 26 (1):85 – 106.
Lorraine Daston (2007). Objectivity. Distributed by the Mit Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads34 ( #50,041 of 1,098,979 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #43,600 of 1,098,979 )
How can I increase my downloads?