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Social Constructivism Vs. Scientific Realism

  • William E. Stempsey
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Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 63)

Abstract

In part one, I will consider some issues that are foundational for our discussion of fact and value in medical diagnosis. I will give an account of the nature of a scientific fact, a value, and of the relationship between the two. This chapter is propaedeutic to our consideration of fact and value in diagnosis. It will also serve as an introduction to the view I call “value-dependent realism.”

Keywords

Scientific Theory Scientific Realism Scientific Revolution Abstract Entity Thought Style 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • William E. Stempsey
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  1. 1.College of the Holy CrossWorcesterUSA

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