Knowledge and the World: Challenges Beyond The Science Wars (The Frontiers Collection)
The fundamental question whether, or in which sense, science informs us about the real world has pervaded the history of thought since antiquity. Is what science tells us about the world determined unambiguously by facts or does the content of any scientific theory in some way depend on the human condition? 'Sokal`s hoax' added a new dimension to this controversial debate, which very quickly came to been known as 'Science Wars'. 'Knowledge and the World' examines and reviews the broad range of philosophical positions on this issue, stretching from realism to relativism, to expound the epistemic merits of science, and to address the central question: in which sense can science justifiably claim to provide a truthful portrait of reality? This book addresses everyone interested in the philosophy and history of science, and in particular in the interplay between the social and natural sciences.
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- Martin Carrier (Editor), Johannes Roggenhofer (Editor), Philippe Blanchard (Editor)
- Springer: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2004 edition (30 Nov. 2013)
- Science Nature
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