Philosophy of Science in Latin America

[New Entry by Alberto Cordero on December 2, 2015.] Ever since philosophy of science began as a professional field in the late 1940s, many contributions from Latin America have joined the forefront
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[New Entry by Alberto Cordero on December 2, 2015.] Ever since philosophy of science began as a professional field in the late 1940s, many contributions from Latin America have joined the forefront of the international debate. This article aims to provide an overview of philosophy of science in the subcontinent. The primary focus is on contributions produced in Latin America by thinkers living in the region, with an emphasis on "mainstream philosophy of science" - a discipline centered in the study of scientific knowledge, metaphysics, methodology, and values, broadly analytic in style, as exemplified by works published in such major journals...

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