The problems discussed so far have been largely internal to traditional scientific empiricism. The criticisms of the relativist undermine standard scientific empiricist assumptions about the objectivity of scientific knowledge by questioning the central claim that observation provides an objective basis for the evaluation of scientific theories.


Scientific Theory Scientific Empiricism Theory Informity Theoretical Commitment Crucial Experiment 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • John D. Greenwood
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  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, City CollegeCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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