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Lakatos, Imre
 
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Objectivity Hacking I 202
Lakatos/Hacking: what does he want at all? He wants to find a substitute for truth. He is more radical than Putnam. He is no reborn pragmatist. This is in Hegelian tradition, no correspondence.
Yet, like Peirce, he values a scientific objectivity that Hegel denied.
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I 204
Objectivity/Knowledge/Lakatos: only afterwards! The only fixed point is that knowledge is increasing. His philosophy ignores the problem of representation.
Lakatos thesis: we can easily see that knowledge is growing, regardless of our views on truth and "reality".
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I 205
HackingVsLakatos: there is nothing that has grown steadier and stronger over the centuries than the comments on the Talmud. These comments form the most elaborate texts we know at all! They are far better thought out than just all the texts of the scientific literature. Is this a rational activity according to Lakatos?

Laka I
I. Lakatos
The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes: Volume 1: Philosophical Papers (Philosophical Papers (Cambridge)) Cambridge 1980

Hack I
I. Hacking
Einf├╝hrung in die Philosophie der Naturwissenschaften Stuttgart 1996


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