Social Empiricism (A Bradford Book)

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Constructs a social epistemology of science that addresses practical as well as theoretical concerns. After discussions of the nature of empirical success and its relation to truth, this work offers a social account of scientific rationality.

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Social Empiricism is not only important but short, clear, lively, and well-supported by case studies.... Perhaps most importantly, as Solomon herself points out, her arguments have long-range implications for science funding, administration, amd policy. This book will serve well both philosophers and their students.

--Catherine Hundleby, Philosophy in Review--Reviews

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This work is a new, social epistemology of science that addresses practical as well as theoretical concerns. For the last forty years, two claims have been at the core of disputes about scientific change: that scientists reason rationally and that science is progressive. In most of these discussions, philosophers defended traditional Enlightenment ideas about rationality and progress while sociologists espoused relativism and constructivism. Recently, creative new ideas going beyond these polarized positions have come from the history of science, feminist criticism of science, psychology of science, and anthropology of science. In "Social Empiricism", addressing the traditional arguments as well as building on these new ideas, Miriam Solomon constructs a new epistemology of science. After discussions of the nature of empirical success and its relation to truth, Solomon offers a new, social account of scientific rationality. She shows that scientific communities are not merely the locus of distributed expert knowledge and a resource for criticism but also the site of distributed decision making.

Throughout, she illustrates her ideas with case studies from late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century physical and life sciences. Replacing the traditional focus on methods and heuristics applied by individual scientists, Solomon emphasizes science funding, administration, and policy, with the goal of influencing scientific decision making through practical social recommendations.

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