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The World as We Make It

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/10.1093/0195145836.003.0004

Series: Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science

 The World as We Make It

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So far the account given has favoured champions of the sciences. At this stage, the book acknowledges an insight of their critics, proposing that there is no privileged language for talking about nature. Scientific language, it is suggested, develops in response to human purposes.

Keywords: aims of science; scientific language

Chapter.  5306 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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