Scientific progress as accumulation of knowledge: a reply to Rowbottom

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Alexander James Bird
King's College London
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I defend my view that scientific progress is constituted by the accumulation of knowledge against a challenge from Rowbottom in favour of the semantic view that it is only truth that is relevant to progress.
Keywords Scientific progress   Knowledge   Aim of inquiry   Darrell Rowbottom
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DOI 10.1016/j.shpsa.2008.03.019
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Justified Judging.Alexander Bird - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74 (1):81–110.
What is Scientific Progress?Alexander Bird - 2007 - Noûs 41 (1):64–89.
N-Rays and the Semantic View of Scientific Progress.Darrell Patrick Rowbottom - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 39 (2):277-278.

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Scientific Progress: Four Accounts.Finnur Dellsén - forthcoming - Philosophy Compass:e12525.
Scientific Progress: Knowledge Versus Understanding.Finnur Dellsén - 2016 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 56:72-83.
Scientific Progress as Increasing Verisimilitude.Ilkka Niiniluoto - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 46:73-77.
Scientific Progress Without Increasing Verisimilitude: In Response to Niiniluoto.Darrell Patrick Rowbottom - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 51:100-104.

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