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Synthese Library

Theory and Experiment

Recent Insights and New Perspectives on Their Relation

Editors: Batens, Diderik, van Bendegem, Jean-Paul (Eds.)

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This is not "another collection of contributions on a traditional subject." Even more than we dared to expect during the preparatory stages, the papers in this volume prove that our thinking about science has taken a new turn and has reached a new stage. The progressive destruction of the received view has been a fascinating and healthy experience. At present, the period of destruction is over. A richer and more equilibrated analysis of a number of problems is possible and is being cru'ried out. In this sense, this book comes right on time. We owe a lot to the scholars of the Kuhnian period. They not only did away with obstacles, but in several respects instigated a shift in attention that changed history and philosophy of science in a irreversible way. A c1earcut example - we borrow it from the paper by Risto Hilpinen - concerns the study of science as a process, Rnd not only as a result. Moreover, they apparently reached several lasting results, e.g., concerning the tremendous impact of theoretical conceptions on empirical data. Apart from baffling people for several decades, this insight rules out an­ other return to simple-minded empiricism in the future.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theory and Experiment
Book Subtitle
Recent Insights and New Perspectives on Their Relation
Editors
  • Diderik Batens
  • Jean-Paul van Bendegem
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
195
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-2875-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-2875-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-2645-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7794-1
Series ISSN
0166-6991
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
296
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