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What scientific progress is not : against Bird's epistemic viewInternational Studies in the Philosophy of Science
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AbstractThis article challenges Bird’s view that scientific progress should be understood in terms of knowledge, by arguing that unjustified scientific beliefs (and/or changes in belief) may nevertheless be progressive. It also argues that false beliefs may promote progress.
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Citation InformationRowbottom, D. P. (2010). What scientific progress is not: Against Bird's epistemic view. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 24(3), 241-255. doi: 10.1080/02698595.2010.522407