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Archimedes

Revisiting Discovery and Justification

Historical and philosophical perspectives on the context distinction

Editors: Schickore, Jutta, Steinle, Friedrich (Eds.)

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The distinction between the contexts of discovery and justification has had a turbulent career in philosophy of science. At times celebrated as the hallmark of philosophical approaches to science, at times condemned as ambiguous, distorting, and misleading, the distinction dominated philosophical debates from the early decades of the twentieth century to the 1980s. Until today, it informs our conception of the content, domain, and goals of philosophy of science. It is due to this fact that new trends in philosophy of experimentation and history and sociology of science have been marginalized by traditional scholarship in philosophy. To acknowledge properly this important recent work we need to re-open the debate about the nature, development, and significance of the context distinction, about its merits and flaws. The contributions to this volume provide close readings and detailed analyses of the original textual sources for the context distinction. They revise those accounts of ‘forerunners’ of the distinction that have been written through the lens of Logical Empiricism. They map, clarify, and analyse the derivations and mutations of the context distinctions as we encounter them in current history and philosophy of science. The re-evaluation of the distinction helps us deal with the philosophical challenges that the New Experimentalism and historically, socio-politically and economically oriented science studies have placed before us. This volume thus clears the ground for the productive and fruitful integration of these new developments into philosophy of science.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • LOST WANDERERS IN THE FOREST OF KNOWLEDGE: SOME THOUGHTS ON THE DISCOVERY-JUSTIFICATION DISTINCTION

    Pages 3-22

    HOWARD, DON

  • INTRODUCTION: REVISITING THE CONTEXT DISTINCTION

    Pages 7-19

    SCHICKORE, JUTTA (et al.)

  • INDUCTIVE JUSTIFICATION AND DISCOVERY. ON HANS REICHENBACH’S FOUNDATION OF THE AUTONOMY OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

    Pages 23-39

    SCHIEMANN, GREGOR

  • FREEDOM IN A SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY: READING THE CONTEXT OF REICHENBACH’S CONTEXTS

    Pages 41-54

    RICHARDSON, ALAN

  • A FORERUNNER?—PERHAPS, BUT NOT TO THE CONTEXT DISTINCTION. WILLIAM WHEWELL’S GERMANO-CANTABRIGIAN HISTORY OF THE FUNDAMENTAL IDEAS

    Pages 57-77

    SCHICKORE, JUTTA

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Revisiting Discovery and Justification
Book Subtitle
Historical and philosophical perspectives on the context distinction
Editors
  • Jutta Schickore
  • Friedrich Steinle
Series Title
Archimedes
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4251-5
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4251-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4250-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7086-9
Series ISSN
1385-0180
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 229
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