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The Ideal of Objectivity

Philip Kitcher

in Science, Truth, and Democracy

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780195145830
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833344 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195145836.003.0003

Series: Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science

 The Ideal of Objectivity

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The next step is to explore the possibility of scientific objectivity. It is argued that the supposed underdetermination of theory by evidence is not as intractable a problem as it has sometimes appeared, and that it does not prevent scientists from aspiring to objectivity.

Keywords: scientific evidence; scientific objectivity

Chapter.  6149 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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