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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 World as We Make It

The World as We Make It

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(p.43) Four The World as We Make It
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Science, Truth, and Democracy
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Philip Kitcher (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195145836.003.0004

So far the account given has favoured champions of the sciences. At this stage, the book acknowledges an insight of their critics, proposing that there is no privileged language for talking about nature. Scientific language, it is suggested, develops in response to human purposes.

Keywords:   aims of science, scientific language

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