Scientific Objectivity

[New Entry by Jan Sprenger and Julian Reiss on August 25, 2014.] Scientific objectivity is a characteristic of scientific claims, methods and results. It expresses the idea that the claims, methods
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[New Entry by Jan Sprenger and Julian Reiss on August 25, 2014.] Scientific objectivity is a characteristic of scientific claims, methods and results. It expresses the idea that the claims, methods and results of science are not, or should not be influenced by particular perspectives, value commitments, community bias or personal interests, to name a few relevant factors. Objectivity is often considered as an ideal for scientific inquiry, as a good reason for...

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