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Heuristic Function of Philosophy in Scientific Cognition

(Original title: Heuristická funkcia filozofie vo vedeckom poznaní)
Filozofia, 40 (1985), 1, 43-56.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

In the paper several approaches to the study of the heuristic function of philosophy in scientific cognition (since the classics of Marxism-Leninism as long as the most important contemporary conceptions) are analyzed. As the most promising approaches are considered those ones which are oriented on the research of socio-cultural componentes and determinants of scientific cognition, those ones where processes of influencing various empirical and theoretical knowledge through cultural phenomena and the reverse are analyzed. In these processes philosophy is the most important mediator of cultural context and sciences, because philosophic categories reflect not only the scientific activity of men but social-political, artistic, etc. ones, too, they are the generalization of the whole practice.

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