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Catherine Z. Elgin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036535

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036535.001.0001

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Objectivity: A Bulwark against Bias

Objectivity: A Bulwark against Bias

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(p.151) 7 Objectivity: A Bulwark against Bias
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True Enough
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Catherine Z. Elgin

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036535.003.0007

An account is procedurally objective just in case it is either impersonal or impartial. This is compatible with its being perspectival. As van Fraassen argues, science must be perspectival if it is to be responsive to evidence.

Keywords:   Objectivity, perspective, procedural objectivity, impersonal, impartial

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