Science and Values: The Aims of Science and Their Role in Scientific Debate

University of California Press (1984)
Laudan constructs a fresh approach to a longtime problem for the philosopher of science: how to explain the simultaneous and widespread presence of both agreement and disagreement in science. Laudan critiques the logical empiricists and the post-positivists as he stresses the need for centrality and values and the interdependence of values, methods, and facts as prerequisites to solving the problems of consensus and dissent in science
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ISBN(s) 0520052676     0520052676   9780520057432
DOI 10.1086/289329
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