What Scientific Progress Is Not: Against Bird's Epistemic View

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Darrell P. Rowbottom
Lingnan University
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This paper challenges Bird’s view that scientific progress should be understood in terms of knowledge, by arguing that unjustified scientific beliefs (and/or changes in belief) may nevertheless be progressive. It also argues that false beliefs may promote progress.
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