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Room 1

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Paper

Keywords

epistemic values, objectivity, reasons, scientific argument, subjectivity, theory choice, Thomas Kuhn, value-based argument, weighing

Start Date

4-6-2020 11:00 AM

End Date

4-6-2020 12:00 PM

Abstract

Kuhn (1977) considered that criteria for scientific theory choice function as values and not as rules what implies: i) the debatable character of their attribution, ii) the gradual nature of their compliance and iii) the necessity to weigh them up in a multidimensional values-based judgment. Kuhn also emphasized: 1) the agent-related nature of processes involving the “recognition of values as reasons” and 2) the non-algorithmic and open character of the “justificatory dynamics of science”.

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The Value of Judgmental Subjectivity

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Kuhn (1977) considered that criteria for scientific theory choice function as values and not as rules what implies: i) the debatable character of their attribution, ii) the gradual nature of their compliance and iii) the necessity to weigh them up in a multidimensional values-based judgment. Kuhn also emphasized: 1) the agent-related nature of processes involving the “recognition of values as reasons” and 2) the non-algorithmic and open character of the “justificatory dynamics of science”.