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

University of California Press (1984)
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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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Science and Values. The Aims of Science and Their Role in Scientific Debate.L. Laudan - 1988 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 39 (2):263-275.


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