Scientific Controversies by Peter Machamer
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Scientific Controversies
By Peter Machamer

Scientific Controversies

Philosophical and Historical Perspectives

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Scientific Controversies by Peter Machamer

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Traditionally it has been thought that scientific controversies can always be resolved on the basis of empirical data. Recently, however, social constructionists have claimed that the outcome of scientific debates is strongly influenced by non-evidential factors such as the rhetorical prowess and professional clout of the participants. This volume of previously unpublished essays by well-known philosophers of science presents historical studies and philosophical analyses that undermine the plausibility of an extreme social constructionist perspective while also indicating the need for a richer and more realistic account of scientific rationality.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195119879
ISBN-10: 0195119878
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 163mm x 25mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 18-May-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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