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Subversive Truth and Ideals of Progress

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/10.1093/0195145836.003.0012

Series: Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science

 Subversive Truth and Ideals of Progress

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Well‐ordered science may seem too conservative, allowing people to resist views that they find uncomfortable. This chapter scrutinizes arguments for the claim that the truth is always valuable for us. Those arguments are found wanting.

Keywords: well‐ordered science

Chapter.  9897 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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