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Darrell Rowbotoom's Talk on Scientific Progress and The Value of Science

Professor Darrell Rowbotoom gave us a fascinating talk on March, 31th, 2017, at the Big Lecture Hall in School of Philosophy. He is Head of the Department (& Professor) of Philosophy at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. The title of the talk was “Scientific Progress and The Value of Science”. Professor Bradly Monton was the commentator.    Scientific realism, roughly speaking, is the view that...

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