Author ORCID Identifier

Parysa Clare Mostajir

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-16-2023

Abstract

Scientism has recently experienced a resurgence of interest in philosophy. One version of scientism often defended is ontological scientism—the view that any kind or property not mentioned in the theories of science has only a subordinate, secondary kind of reality. It is worth noting that a dominant tradition in the history of philosophy of science—classical American pragmatism—undertook decades of critical engagement with contemporaneous scientistic beliefs, many of which resemble those being debated at the present time. This antiscientistic philosophy has multiple points of relevance for contemporary debates and defenses of ontological scientism.

Publication Title

Philosophy of Science

Volume

90

Issue

5

First Page

1040

Last Page

1049

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© The Author(s), 2023. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Philosophy of Science Association

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