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In recent years, many members of the intellectual community have embraced a radical relativism regarding knowledge in general and scientific knowledge in particular, holding that Kuhn, Quine, and Feyerabend have knocked the traditional picture of scientific knowledge into a cocked hat. Is philosophy of science, or mistaken impressions of it, responsible for the rise of relativism? In this book, Laudan offers a trenchant, wide-ranging critique of cognitive relativism and a thorough introduction to major issues in the ...

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    • Title: Science and Relativism by Larry Laudan
    • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780226469492, 0226469492
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    • Edition: 1990 1st edition
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