Scientific Objectivity with a Human Face

Four Reflections from a Pragmatist Point of View
  • Holm Tetens
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Abstract

The paper deals with four consequences of the pragmatist’s point of view that science is done by humans for humans and that we must, therefore, understand and describe how it is possible for us humans to do science and how we go about doing it. The four consequences are (1) the independence of reality as resistance, (2) the illusion of an unrestricted fallibilism, (3) intersubjectivity in sciences and the unavoidability of the expert dilemma, (4) the limits of explaining intersubjectivity.

Keywords

Assure Defend Univer Metaphor Mili 

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