Longino (2008)

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Longino, Helen. (2008) Norms and Naturalism: Comments on Miriam Solomon's Social Empiricism. Perspectives on Science 16 (3), 241-245.

Title Norms and Naturalism: Comments on Miriam Solomon's Social Empiricism
Resource Type journal article
Author(s) Helen Longino
Year 2008
Journal Perspectives on Science
Volume 16
Number 3
Pages 241-245

Abstract

Miriam Solomon's social empiricism is marked by emphasis on community level rationality in science and the refusal to impose a distinction between the epistemic and the non-epistemic character of factors (“decision vectors”) that incline scientists for or against a theory. While she attempts to derive some norms from the analysis of cases, her insistent naturalism undermines her effort to articulate norms for the (appropriate) distribution of decision vectors.

Contributors

Sinan Karamehmetoglu (100.0%)