Episteme

Correspondence Principle and Growth of Science

Authors: Krajewski, W.

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This book is devoted to the problems of the growth of science. These prob­ lems, neglected for a long time by the philosophers of science, have become in the 60's and 70's a subject of vivid discussion. There are philosophers who stress only the dependence of science upon various sociological, psycho­ logical and other factors and deny any internal laws of the development of knowledge, like approaching the truth. The majority rejects such nihilism and searches for the laws of the growth of science. However, they often overlook the role of the Correspondence Principle which connects the suc­ cessive scientific theories. On the other hand, some authors, while stressing the role of this principle, overlook logical difficulties connected with it, e. g. the problem of the incompatibility of successive theories, of the falsity of some of their assumptions, etc. I believe the Correspondence Principle to be a basic principle of the pro­ gress of contemporary physics and, probably, of every advanced science. How­ ever, this principle must be properly interpreted and the above-mentioned logical difficulties must be solved. Their solution requires, as it seems, revealing the idealizational nature of the basic laws of science, in any case of the quantitative laws of advanced sciences. This point has been recently emphasized by some Polish philosophers, especially in Poznan.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Correspondence Principle

    Krajewski, Władysław

    Pages 1-12

  • Idealization and Factualization

    Krajewski, Władysław

    Pages 13-29

  • Reduction

    Krajewski, Władysław

    Pages 30-40

  • Correspondence Relation

    Krajewski, Władysław

    Pages 41-54

  • The Problem of the Incommensurability and Relations Among Theories

    Krajewski, Władysław

    Pages 55-68

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Correspondence Principle and Growth of Science
Authors
Series Title
Episteme
Series Volume
4
Copyright
1977
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-1178-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-1178-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0770-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-1180-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 138
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