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The Presuppositions and Rationality of Science

Gauch, Jr., Hugh G. (2018) The Presuppositions and Rationality of Science. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The presuppositions of science are unprovable assumptions about the physical world and ourselves that have several vital roles. Without a basic understanding of science’s presuppositions, no accounts can be given of how science achieves full disclosure, legitimates its presuppositions, has admissible evidence, justifies any conclusions, and specifies its referents. At stake is the competence of scientists to explain science as a rational activity.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Gauch, Jr., Hugh G.hgg1@cornell.edu
Keywords: common sense; PEL model; presuppositions; rationality
Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Hugh Gauch
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2018 14:56
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2018 14:56
Item ID: 14981
Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 27 August 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14981

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