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BEYOND TOLERATION? INCONSISTENCY AND PLURALISM IN THE EMPIRICAL SCIENCES


edited by

María del Rosario Martínez-Ordaz
Luis Estrada-González

issue 32 - August 2017


Journal ISSN: 1972-1293

introduction

Nowadays it is recognized that, at least for methodological purposes, entertaining pluralism in the study of science can offer a great number of benefits. One of them would be the opportunity of analyzing the role that some epistemic virtues –such as scope, fruitfulness, consistency, and simplicity, to name just a few– play in scientific activity. From the different pluralist positions, a lot has been said about empirical adequacy, refutability and explanatory power, yet consistency has not been equally dealt with. As a matter of fact, the lack of consistency and its philosophical implications have been studied from an angle that does not necessarily involve a pluralism of any kind. read more


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