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Laudan, Larry. (1984) Science and Values. University of California Press.

Title Science and Values
Resource Type book
Author(s) Larry Laudan
Year 1984
Publisher University of California Press
ISBN 9780520057432


Laudan constructs a fresh approach to a longtime problem for the philosopher of science: how to explain the simultaneous and widespread presence of both agreement and disagreement in science. Laudan critiques the logical empiricists and the post-positivists as he stresses the need for centrality and values and the interdependence of values, methods, and facts as prerequisites to solving the problems of consensus and dissent in science.