Abstract

In response to a charge of subjectivism, Kuhn in his Postscript emphasizes the importance of "values" (accuracy, simplicity, explanatory power, etc) that are shared by scientists generally. However, Kuhn adds, these values are applied differently by different scientists. By employing a comparison with partially subjective views of Carnap on confirming evidence, this paper raises questions about Kuhn's position on values by considering ways it might be interpreted as subjective and ways it may not.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9274
Print ISSN
1063-6145
Pages
pp. 423-432
Launched on MUSE
2001-12-01
Open Access
No
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