Longino, Helen. (2016) Foregrounding the Background. Philosophy of Science 83 (5), 647-661.
|Title||Foregrounding the Background|
|Resource Type||journal article|
|Journal||Philosophy of Science|
Practice-centric and theory-centric approaches in philosophy of science are described and contrasted. The contrast is developed through an examination of their different treatments of the underdetermination problem. The practice-centric approach is illustrated by a summary of comparative research on approaches in the biology of behaviour. The practice-centric approach is defended against charges that it encourages skepticism regarding the sciences.