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Epistemology & Philosophy of Science

Volume 56, Issue 3, 2019

Olga E. Stoliarova
Pages 45-50
DOI: 10.5840/eps201956346

Can We Talk about the Fall of Science?

The article analyzes the pessimistic scenario in relation to science, which characterizes contemporary science as regressing. It is shown that pessimism in relation to contemporary science is largely based on the formal-logical positivist image of science, which does not correspond to real scientific practice. It is shown, that postpositivist studies of science testifies in favor of the fact that science has never been “pure”. This approach allows us to rehabilitate technoscience and revise the pessimistic scenario.

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