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Williamson on Laws and Progress In Philosophy

Stoljar, Daniel

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Williamson rejects the stereotype that there is progress in science but none in philosophy on the grounds (a) that it assumes that in science progress consists in the discovery of universal laws and (b) that this assumption is false, since in both science and philosophy progress consists at least sometimes in the development of better models. I argue that the assumption is false for a more general reason as well: that progress in both science and philosophy consists in the provision of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/204559
Source: Epistemology & Philosophy of Science
DOI: 10.5840/eps201956226

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