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By Larry Laudan

In fresh years, many contributors of the highbrow neighborhood have embraced a thorough relativism concerning wisdom ordinarily and medical wisdom specifically, protecting that Kuhn, Quine, and Feyerabend have knocked the normal photo of clinical wisdom right into a cocked hat. Is philosophy of technological know-how, or unsuitable impressions of it, chargeable for the increase of relativism? during this publication, Laudan bargains a trenchant, wide-ranging critique of cognitive relativism and an intensive advent to significant concerns within the philosophy of knowledge.

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