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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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The Luddites' Laments

The Luddites' Laments

(p.167) Thirteen The Luddites' Laments
Science, Truth, and Democracy

Philip Kitcher (Contributor Webpage)

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By the same token, there are no good arguments for supposing that restricting inquiry will lead to the human good. The discussion of Chapters 12 and 13 constructs an argument for rejecting rival theologies, both those that hold that truth must be beneficial and those that regret the discoveries of past science. Well‐ordered science encourages a humble agnosticism.

Keywords:   well‐ordered science

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