Knowledge and the World: Challenges Beyond the Science Wars

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Martin Carrier, Daniela Dragoman, Johannes Roggenhofer, Günter Küppers, Philippe Blanchard
Springer Science & Business Media, 05.05.2004. - 326 страница

The fundamental question of whether, or in what sense, science informs us about the real world has pervaded the history of thought since antiquity. Is what science tells us about the world determined unambiguously by facts, or does the content of any scientific theory in some way depend on the human condition? "Sokal’s hoax" attacked the mere seriousness of post-modern views of science and shifted this controversial debate to a new level, which very quickly came to be known as "Science Wars".

"Knowledge and the World" examines and reviews the broad range of philosophical positions on this issue, extending from realism to relativism, to expound the epistemic merit of t science, and to tackle the central question: in what sense can science justifiably claim to provide a truthful portrait of reality? Challenges beyond the Science Wars are taken up by contributions of scientists, sociologists and philosophers of science, which connect perspectives of a wide variety of disciplines (including biology and cultural studies). This book addresses everyone interested in the philosophy and history of science, and in particular in the interplay between the social and natural sciences.

 

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Introduction
1
Defense of a Modest Scientific Realism
17
An Elaboration and a Defence
55
Scientific Objectivity with a Human Face Four Reflections from a Pragmatist Point of View
81
On Social Constructivist Accounts of the Natural Sciences
105
The Miracle Argument for Scientific Realism
137
True is What is Considered True What is Considered True is True
163
Realism and Biological Knowledge
171
Evidence Logic and Moral Authority Experience and the Erosion of Certainties in Illiterate and Literate Societies
211
Some Remarks on the Hard Core of Soft Sciences
237
The Mote and the Beam Whos Blind to Whom?
247
Neither Modernist Nor Postmodernist A Third Way
265
Some Reflections on the Scientific Conquest of Reality
293
Historical Social and Epistemological Aspects oftheSokalDebate
307
Subject Index
323
Acknowledgements

Objective Facts Subjective Experiences and Neuronal Constructs
191

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