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Argument and Science [microform] / Michael J. Schneider
Bib ID 5372156
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Schneider, Michael J
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1979 
17 p. 
Summary

This paper contends that views of science as "objectivist" or "subjectivist" not only represent inaccurate and extreme positions on a continuum but also obscure the importance of argument in the scientific enterprise. It examines the role of argument in the objectivist view of science by exploring the analysis of Henry Johnstone, Jr., of the differences between philosophical and scientific rationality. Next, the paper illustrates the role of argument in the subjectivist view and considers the attack on the objectivist view. Finally, it argues that weaknesses in the subjectivist scheme suggest a more moderate view of science in which scientific rationality is grounded in a combination of argumentation and empirical verification. (FL)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (St. Louis, Missouri, April 5-7, 1979).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Communication (Thought Transfer)  |  Persuasive Discourse.  |  Philosophy.  |  Sciences.  |  Speech Communication.  |  Theories.
Form/genre Opinion Papers.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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