Scientism without Tears?
DACH, S. Scientism without Tears?. Praha, 2014.
|Anglický název:||Scientism without Tears?|
|Autoři:||Mgr. Stefanie Dach|
|Abstrakt EN:||The talk is concerned with Alex Rosenberg's most recent treatment of the problem of truth within the framework of scientism. First, I analyse and criticise to of his attempts to find a place for truth in scientism. I go on to argue that the really pressing motivation for scientism to deal with truth does not lie in a supposed incoherence, but in the need to underwrite the claim that science is special in comparison with other areas of culture in its ability to lead to an adequate representation of reality. Then I present a third solution to the problem by Wilfrid Sellars. In the last section I express my doubts as to all of these solutions.|