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Miriam Solomon

Miriam Solomon is Professor of Philosophy at Temple University. She

publishes widely in the areas of philosophy of science, epistemology, and

medical ethics. She is the author of Social Empiricism (MIT Press, 2001).

Titles by This Author

For the last forty years, two claims have been at the core of disputes about scientific change: that scientists reason rationally and that science is progressive. For most of this time discussions were polarized between philosophers, who defended traditional Enlightenment ideas about rationality and progress, and sociologists, who espoused relativism and constructivism. Recently, creative new ideas going beyond the polarized positions have come from the history of science, feminist criticism of science, psychology of science, and anthropology of science.