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Kinds of Knowledge, Limits of Science

Jeroen de Ridder

in Scientism: Prospects and Problems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190462758
eISBN:
9780190462772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190462758.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Does scientific knowledge have limits? This chapter tries to answer this question by first investigating the distinct nature of scientific knowledge, as contrasted with other kinds of knowledge. Two ... More


Material World and Objective Reality

Massimiliano Di Ventra

in The Scientific Method: Reflections from a Practitioner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825623
eISBN:
9780191864605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825623.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter defines the object of study of the Natural Sciences: the unique material reality existing irrespective of the observer. This is a logical necessity for scientists to even start doing ... More


Scientism: Prospects and Problems

Jeroen de Ridder, Rik Peels, and Rene van Woudenberg (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190462758
eISBN:
9780190462772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190462758.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Can only science deliver genuine knowledge about the world and ourselves? Is science our only guide to what exists? Adherents of scientism tend to answer both questions with yes. Scientism is ... More


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