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Systematicity : the nature of science

Author: Paul Hoyningen-Huene
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Oxford studies in philosophy of science
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Systematicity, Paul Hoyningen-Huene answers the question "What is science?" by proposing that scientific knowledge is primarily distinguished from other forms of knowledge, especially from  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Hoyningen-Huene
ISBN: 9780199985050 0199985057 9780190298333 0190298332
OCLC Number: 944069127
Description: xiii, 287 Seiten.
Contents: Preface ; 1 Introduction ; 1.1 Historical Remarks ; 1.2 The Question "What Is Science?" in Focus ; 2 The Main Thesis ; 2.1 Science and Systematicity ; A) A Little History ; B) Preliminary Remarks ; 2.2 The Concept of Systematicity ; 2.3 The Structure of the Argument ; 3 The Systematicity of Science Unfolded ; 3.1 Descriptions ; A) Some Preliminaries ; B) Axiomatization ; C) Classification, Taxonomy, and Nomenclature ; D) Periodization ; E) Quantification ; F) Empirical Generalizations ; G) Historical Descriptions ; 3.2 Explanations ; A) Some Preliminaries ; B) Explanations Using Empirical Generalizations ; C) Explanations Using Theories ; D) Explanations of Human Actions ; E) Reductive Explanations ; F) Historical Explanations ; G) Explanation and Understanding in the Humanities in General ; H) Explanations in the Study of Literature ; 3.3 Predictions ; A) Some Preliminaries ; B) Predictions Based on Empirical Regularities of the Data in Question ; C) Predictions Based on Correlations with Other Data Sets ; D) Predictions Based on (Fundamental) Theories or Laws ; E) Predictions Based on Models ; F) Predictions Based on Delphi Methods ; 3.4 The Defense of Knowledge Claims ; A) Some Preliminaries ; B) Non-Evidential Considerations ; C) Empirical Generalizations, Models, and Theories ; D) Causal Influence ; E) The Verum Factum Principle ; F) The Role of Mathematics in the Sciences ; G) Historical Sciences ; 3.5 Critical Discourse ; A) Some Preliminaries ; B) Norms and Institutions ; C) Practices in Science Fostering Critical Discourse ; 3.6. Epistemic Connectedness ; A) Preliminaries: The Problem ; B) Failing Answers ; C) The Concept of Epistemic Connectedness ; D) Revisiting the Examples ; 3.7 The Ideal of Completeness ; A) Some Preliminaries ; B) Examples ; 3.8 The Generation of New Knowledge ; A) Some Preliminaries ; B) Data Collection ; C) The Exploitation of Knowledge from Other Domains ; D) The Generation of New Knowledge as an Autocatalytic Process ; 3.9 The Representation of Knowledge ; A) Some Preliminaries ; B) Examples ; 4 Comparison with Other Positions ; 4.1 Aristotle ; A) The Position ; B) Comparison with Systematicity Theory ; 4.2 Rene Descartes ; A) The Position ; B) Comparison with Systematicity Theory ; 4.3 Immanuel Kant ; A) The Position ; B) Comparison with Systematicity Theory ; 4.4 Logical Empiricism ; A) The Position ; B) Comparison with Systematicity Theory ; 4.5 Karl R. Popper ; A) The Position ; B) Comparison with Systematicity Theory ; 4.6 Thomas S. Kuhn ; A) The Position ; B) Comparison with Systematicity Theory ; 4.7 Paul K. Feyerabend ; A) The Position ; B) Comparison with Systematicity Theory ; 4.8 Nicholas Rescher ; A) The Position ; B) Comparison with Systematicity Theory ; 5 Consequences for Scientific Knowledge ; 5.1 The Genesis and Dynamics of Science ; A) Conceptual Clarifications ; B) The Genesis of a Science ; C) The Dynamics of Science ; 5.2 Science and Common Sense ; A) The Preservation of Common Sense ; B) The Deviations from Common Sense ; C) Additional Remarks ; 5.3 Normative Consequences ; 5.4 Demarcation from Pseudo-Science ; A) A Little History ; B) Systematicity Theory's Demarcation Criterion ; 6 Conclusion ; Notes ; Literature ; Literature
Series Title: Oxford studies in philosophy of science
Responsibility: Paul Hoyningen-Huene.

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