Title

What scientific progress is not : against Bird's epistemic view

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

International Studies in the Philosophy of Science

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Volume

24

Issue

3

First Page

241

Last Page

255

Abstract

This article challenges Bird’s view that scientific progress should be understood in terms of knowledge, by arguing that unjustified scientific beliefs (and/or changes in belief) may nevertheless be progressive. It also argues that false beliefs may promote progress.

DOI

10.1080/02698595.2010.522407

Print ISSN

02698595

E-ISSN

14699281

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Recommended Citation

Rowbottom, D. P. (2010). What scientific progress is not: Against Bird's epistemic view. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 24(3), 241-255. doi: 10.1080/02698595.2010.522407