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Science and Values

The Aims of Science and Their Role in Scientific Debate

Larry Laudan (Author)

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Paperback, 160 pages
ISBN: 9780520057432
January 1986
$31.95, £23.95
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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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