OFF-CAMPUS: Please note that the event will be held at the University of Vienna Campus AKH, Spitalgasse 2-4 / Hof 2.8, Room: Alte Kapelle, Vienna.
1st CEU-IVC Philosophy of Science Lecture
Scientific progress is often understood in terms of increasing recognition of the truth. I argue that teleological conceptions of approaching "the truth about nature" are inadequate, and that scientific progress should be understood in terms of problem-solving. Pragmatic progress consists in resolving the problems that arise and in overcoming limitations. The account I favor builds on the ideas about truth advanced by Peirce and James, and it recognizes scientific inquiry as inevitably pervaded by a wide range of value judgments.
An event co-organized by the Institute Vienna Circle and the Central European University’s Philosophy Department.
The event is part of the university-wide course "How to think about science" and part of the philosophy department's colloquium series.