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Newton C. A. da Costa and Steven French

in Science and Partial Truth: A Unitary Approach to Models and Scientific Reasoning

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195156515
eISBN:
9780199785896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515651X.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the consequences of the naturalist turn in the philosophy of science. The development of the post-positivist gulf between our actual ... More


Function and Truth in Ethics

Michael Smith

in The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199381357
eISBN:
9780199381371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381357.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

Michael Smith raises concerns about Kitcher’s account of ethical truth. He argues that there is a gap between the ethical rules we need to adopt in order for ethical practice to serve its function of ... More


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