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Friday, May 2, 2014


That was one of our big themes this semester, with Alex Rosenberg defending a hard version and Carl Sagan a softer one, of the view that science is our best knowledge-generator. Pragmatist Philip Kitcher and evolutionist Jerry Coyne weigh in. Kitcher writes:

"My essay, “The Trouble with Scientism”, has aroused a number of responses. It has made me some unlikely allies, and, at the same time, has apparently frustrated some people whom I take to be my intellectual kin.  So perhaps it is worth explaining just what I said and what I didn’t say..."
Philip Kitcher and I discuss “scientism” « Why Evolution Is True

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