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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 Ideal of Objectivity

The Ideal of Objectivity

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(p.29) Three The Ideal of Objectivity
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Science, Truth, and Democracy
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Philip Kitcher (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195145836.003.0003

The next step is to explore the possibility of scientific objectivity. It is argued that the supposed underdetermination of theory by evidence is not as intractable a problem as it has sometimes appeared, and that it does not prevent scientists from aspiring to objectivity.

Keywords:   scientific evidence, scientific objectivity

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