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A New Task for Philosophy of Science

Maxwell, Nicholas (2019) A New Task for Philosophy of Science. [Preprint]

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Abstract

We philosophers of science have before us an important new task that we need urgently to take up. It is to convince the scientific community to adopt and implement a new philosophy of science that does better justice to the deeply problematic basic intellectual aims of science than that which we have at present. Problematic aims evolve with evolving knowledge, that part of philosophy of science concerned with aims and methods thus becoming an integral part of science itself. The outcome of putting this new philosophy into scientific practice would be a new kind of science, both more intellectually rigorous, and one that does better justice to the best interests of humanity.


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Maxwell, Nicholasnicholas.maxwell@ucl.ac.uk
Keywords: Philosophy of science, physics, revolution for science, revolution for philosophy of science, metaphysics of science, problematic aims of science, natural philosophy, standard empiricism, aim-oriented empiricism, physicalism, scientific progress
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Nicholas Maxwell
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2019 13:47
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 13:47
Item ID: 15737
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 12 February 2019
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15737

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