The Unraveling of Scientism

American Philosophy at the End of the 20th Century by Joseph Margolis

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Western philosophy, from c 1900 -,
  • Philosophy, American,
  • History & Surveys - Modern,
  • Philosophy,
  • USA,
  • United States,
  • Movements - General,
  • History,
  • 20th century,
  • Analysis (Philosophy)
  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7848556M
    ISBN 100801441528
    ISBN 109780801441523

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The Unraveling of Scientism, a companion to Joseph Margolis's Reinventing Pragmatism, follows the thread of American analytic philosophy through the second half of the twentieth century, the period of its greatest influence and is finds that the distinctive features of analytic philosophy were effectively altered, at about mid-century, most pointedly by W.

by: American philosophy passed through two distinct depressions by the middle of the twentieth century. Both were reversed by the s.

And both recoveries have been sustained through the beginning of the new century. One of the declines was. Scientism: The New Orthodoxy is a comprehensive philosophical overview of the question of scientism, discussing the role and place of science in the humanities, religion, and the social sciences.

Clarifying and defining the key terms in play in discussions of scientism, this collection identifies the dimensions that differentiate science from scientism/5(5). "The Unraveling of Scienticism centers on the primary commitment of analytic philosophy through the twentieth century to what Margolis calls "scientism"--The conviction that an unyielding reductionism, applied universally but in an exemplary way in the sciences, can provide a convincing account of the most important philosophical puzzles of the human world, those.

The Unraveling of Scientism centers on the primary commitment of analytic philosophy through the twentieth century to what Margolis calls "scientism"—the conviction that an unyielding reductionism, applied universally but in an exemplary way in the sciences, can provide a convincing account of the most important philosophical puzzles of the.

Scientism is the promotion of science as the best or only objective means by which society should determine normative and epistemological values. The term scientism is generally used critically, implying a cosmetic application of science in unwarranted situations considered not amenable to application of the scientific method or similar scientific standards.