0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Philosophy of science

Not currently available

Scientism - Philosophy and the Infatuation with Science (Hardcover)
Scientism - Philosophy and the Infatuation with Science (Hardcover): Tom Sorell

Scientism - Philosophy and the Infatuation with Science (Hardcover)

Tom Sorell

 (sign in to rate)

Bookmark and Share

We don't currently have any sources for this product. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

Scientism is the belief that science, especially natural science, is the most valuable part of our culture. Although not confined to philosophers, it is from Bacon and Descartes up to the naturalized epistemology of Quine that the clearest statements of the scientistic attitude are to be found. This book shows how Western philosophy has been dominated by an identification with the aims of science and the rationality of its methods. This has resulted in attempts to either dismiss the unscientific or to put it on a scientific footing. The author criticizes this scientific view of philosophy, wishing not to devalue science but to increase the value placed on the arts and humanities. He insists that philosophy is not a science and condemns recent attempts "in the name of naturalism" to revive the project of a scientific philosophy.

General

Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 1991
Authors: Tom Sorell
Dimensions: 216 x 138mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-0-415-03399-2
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Philosophy of science
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
LSN: 0-415-03399-3
Barcode: 9780415033992

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners