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Science is more than knowing

Shan, Yafeng (2023) Science is more than knowing. [Preprint]

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Bird’s new book, Knowing Science, provides an exemplar of how to do epistemology and philosophy of science together. While I wholeheartedly appreciate his attempt to bridge the gap between epistemology and philosophy of science and find his project promising, I am not convinced by the central thesis of the book that knowledge plays a central role in science. In this article, I focus on Bird’s epistemic account of scientific progress, which is the view that the nature of scientific progress is the accumulation of scientific knowledge. Contra Bird, I argue that scientific progress cannot be fully characterised as the accumulation of scientific knowledge.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Shan, Yafengyshan@uni-koeln.de0000-0001-7736-1822
Keywords: science, knowledge, exemplary practice, usefulness, X-rays
Subjects: General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
General Issues > Theory Change
Depositing User: Dr Yafeng Shan
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2023 13:17
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2023 13:17
Item ID: 21984
Subjects: General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
General Issues > Theory Change
Date: 2023
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21984

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