Longino, Helen. (2008) Norms and Naturalism: Comments on Miriam Solomon's Social Empiricism. Perspectives on Science 16 (3), 241-245.
|Title||Norms and Naturalism: Comments on Miriam Solomon's Social Empiricism|
|Resource Type||journal article|
|Journal||Perspectives on Science|
Miriam Solomon's social empiricism is marked by emphasis on community level rationality in science and the refusal to impose a distinction between the epistemic and the non-epistemic character of factors (“decision vectors”) that incline scientists for or against a theory. While she attempts to derive some norms from the analysis of cases, her insistent naturalism undermines her effort to articulate norms for the (appropriate) distribution of decision vectors.