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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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Scientific Significance

Scientific Significance

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(p.63) Six Scientific Significance
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Science, Truth, and Democracy
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Philip Kitcher (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195145836.003.0006

Truth is one goal for the sciences. But the whole truth cannot be our goal. Hence there is an issue about which truths we aim for in inquiry. This chapter argues that any way of resolving that issue must depend on us and on our values.

Keywords:   scientific truth, unity of science

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