Lauener Foundation for Analytical Philosophy


Thursday 30 May - Friday 31 May 2024
Haus der Universität, Bern, Switzerland

10th International Lauener Symposium on Analytical Philosophy
on Themes from Timothy Williamson

Professor Alexander Bird

(University of Cambridge)

Empiricism, Knowledge, and the Philosophy of Science

I argue that knowledge-first epistemology has significant consequences for the philosophy of science.  In particular, the identification of evidence with knowledge undermines empiricist philosophy of science and refutes the Duhem–Quine thesis, while supporting a modest kind of scientific realism.

Professor Alexander     Bird

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