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Science, Truth, and Democracy$
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Philip Kitcher

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195145830

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195145836.001.0001

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Mapping Reality

Mapping Reality

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(p.55) Five Mapping Reality
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Science, Truth, and Democracy
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Philip Kitcher (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195145836.003.0005

The theme of Chapter 4 is developed and illustrated by considering the example of maps. Maps are partly objective in that there are criteria of accurate representation; they are also partly dependent on our concerns in the choice of features of the terrain that are to be included.

Keywords:   objectivity, scientific goals, scientific progress

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