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dc.contributor.authorBreitenbach, Angelaen
dc.contributor.authorChoi, Yen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-19T15:47:15Z
dc.date.available2017-04-19T15:47:15Z
dc.identifier.issn0026-9662
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/263706
dc.description.abstractThis essay argues for a conception of the unity of science that is of distant but distinct Kantian provenance. We first review some of the challenges that undermined two influential predecessor conceptions of the unity of science. Many of these criticisms were raised by pluralists, who found them reason enough to embrace the disunity of science. We propose an alternative response. We argue that the epistemic advantages of pluralism arise only when it is combined with a limiting constraint: when it is what we call unified pluralism. Moreover, once we accept unified pluralism, an ideal emerges of a pluralist unity of science. We argue that we have good reason to adopt this ideal as regulative of scientific inquiry, and as guiding discovery of the laws of nature when and where they exist.
dc.description.sponsorshipAngela Breitenbach gratefully acknowledges the support of the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.titlePluralism and the Unity of Scienceen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage405
prism.issueIdentifier3en
prism.publicationNameThe Monisten
prism.startingPage391
prism.volume100en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.9068
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-01-30en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/monist/onx017en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-01-30en
dc.contributor.orcidBreitenbach, Angela [0000-0001-6844-006X]
dc.identifier.eissn2153-3601
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2017-06-16en
dc.identifier.urlhttps://academic.oup.com/monist/article/100/3/391/3869394en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-06-16


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