By Clifford Alan Hooker
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And we shall see it reinforced when we compare the empiricist structure of science itself with a more realist version. According to this Realist analysis the epistemological dogma is too restrictive twice over. In the first place there is the assumption that it is of the essence of informative, communicable content that it be possible to be certain of knowing it; this the Realist denies citing as the Page 24 outstanding counterexample precisely the contents of scientific theories. 18 In addition, there is a tacit assumption that knowledge essentially demands certainty and this the Realist also denies, for it represents an impossibly high goal.
Emotion Objective . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subjective Pure Science . . . . . . . . . . . . Applied Science Scientific Method . . . . . . . . . . Public Policy Page 5 In this way the deeper underlying structure of what I was taught was empiricist while the immediate content often denounced empiricism. Worse, the deeper structure was often not announced, being rather 'shown' in the form of the content (which concepts were used and not, which arguments were even formulated, let alone criticized and so on).
Applied Science Scientific Method . . . . . . . . . . Public Policy Page 5 In this way the deeper underlying structure of what I was taught was empiricist while the immediate content often denounced empiricism. Worse, the deeper structure was often not announced, being rather 'shown' in the form of the content (which concepts were used and not, which arguments were even formulated, let alone criticized and so on). It took me some time to work my way out of this 'knot'.
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