Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

The Concept of Scientific Law in the Philosophy of Science and Epistemology

A Study of Theoretical Reason

Authors: Hanzel, Igor

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The author argues that a reconstruction of scientific laws should give an account of laws relating phenomena to underlying mechanisms generating them, as well as of laws relating this mechanism to its inherent capacities. While contemporary philosophy of science deals only with the former, the author provides the concept for the reconstruction of scientific laws, where the knowledge of the phenomena enables one to grasp the quantity of their cause. He then provides the concepts for scientific laws dealing with the relation of the quantity and quality of the cause underlying phenomena to the quality and quantity of its capacities. Finally, he provides concepts for scientific laws expressing how a certain cause, due to the quantity and quality of its capacities, generates the quantitative and qualitative determinations of its manifestations. The book is intended for philosophers of science and philosophers of social science, as well as for natural and social scientists.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

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Book Title
The Concept of Scientific Law in the Philosophy of Science and Epistemology
Book Subtitle
A Study of Theoretical Reason
Authors
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
208
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-3265-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-3265-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5852-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5275-9
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 230
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