The Luddites' Laments

Philip Kitcher

in Science, Truth, and Democracy

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780195145830
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833344 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science

 The Luddites' Laments

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By the same token, there are no good arguments for supposing that restricting inquiry will lead to the human good. The discussion of Chapters 12 and 13 constructs an argument for rejecting rival theologies, both those that hold that truth must be beneficial and those that regret the discoveries of past science. Well‐ordered science encourages a humble agnosticism.

Keywords: well‐ordered science

Chapter.  6862 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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