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What's So Great about an Objective Concept of Evidence?

Helen Longino

in Philosophy of Science Matters

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199738625
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894642 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738625.003.0010
What's So Great about an Objective Concept of Evidence?

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This essay argues (1) that Achinstein's objective account of evidence does have some utility for scientists, but (2) that it requires supplementation to achieve that utility, and (3) that the philosophical claims (in which this chapter is interested) are not really supported by the analysis.

Keywords: evidence; contextualism; objective concept

Chapter.  4550 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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