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Scientific Significance

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/10.1093/0195145836.003.0006

Series: Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science

 Scientific Significance

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Truth is one goal for the sciences. But the whole truth cannot be our goal. Hence there is an issue about which truths we aim for in inquiry. This chapter argues that any way of resolving that issue must depend on us and on our values.

Keywords: scientific truth; unity of science

Chapter.  8774 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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