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Introduction

Stephen Gaukroger

in The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199594931
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595745 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594931.003.0001
Introduction

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The significance of the emergence of such scientific values lies above all in their ability to provide the criteria by which we come to appraise cognitive enquiry, which shapes our understanding of what it can achieve. In order to understand this development, we need to consider science both as a particular kind of cognitive practice, and as a particular kind of cultural product, with a view to exploring the connections between the two.

Keywords: scientific values; cognitive practice; cultural product

Chapter.  3634 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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