Historical Epistemology: On the Diversity and Change of Epistemic Values in Science

Carrier M (2012)
Berichte zur Wissenschafts-Geschichte 35(3): 239-251.

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Historical Epistemology: On the Diversity and Change of Epistemic Values in Science. Historical epistemology involves the claim that the system of scientific knowledge is not determined by the observations but is also subject to epistemic requirements that may change in the historical process of doing research. As a result, the system of knowledge is path-dependent in that its shape is contingent on epistemic choices made at certain historical points. I attempt to elaborate this approach by drawing attention to the double role of epistemic values. First, such values create relations of significance and thereby contribute to directing research into certain avenues. Second, they are also important in the process of confirmation in that they entail that certain forms of agreement with the facts are superior and preferable to other such forms. Some epistemic orientations and reorientations can be reconstructed as arising from an interaction with nature, but others are based on commitments to the kind of knowledge we appreciate. The epistemic authority of science is created in large measure by rules of the scientific community that express how to deal with knowledge claims.
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Carrier M. Historical Epistemology: On the Diversity and Change of Epistemic Values in Science. Berichte zur Wissenschafts-Geschichte. 2012;35(3):239-251.
Carrier, M. (2012). Historical Epistemology: On the Diversity and Change of Epistemic Values in Science. Berichte zur Wissenschafts-Geschichte, 35(3), 239-251.
Carrier, M. (2012). Historical Epistemology: On the Diversity and Change of Epistemic Values in Science. Berichte zur Wissenschafts-Geschichte 35, 239-251.
Carrier, M., 2012. Historical Epistemology: On the Diversity and Change of Epistemic Values in Science. Berichte zur Wissenschafts-Geschichte, 35(3), p 239-251.
M. Carrier, “Historical Epistemology: On the Diversity and Change of Epistemic Values in Science”, Berichte zur Wissenschafts-Geschichte, vol. 35, 2012, pp. 239-251.
Carrier, M.: Historical Epistemology: On the Diversity and Change of Epistemic Values in Science. Berichte zur Wissenschafts-Geschichte. 35, 239-251 (2012).
Carrier, Martin. “Historical Epistemology: On the Diversity and Change of Epistemic Values in Science”. Berichte zur Wissenschafts-Geschichte 35.3 (2012): 239-251.
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