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Categories of Materialist Dialectics in Natural Sciences

(Original title: Kategórie materialistickej dialektiky v prírodovednom poznaní)
Filozofia, 41 (1986), 3, 284-294.
Type of work: Papers - Topical Problems of Materialist Dialectics
Publication language: Slovak

Starting from the basic functions of the categories of materialist dialectics — the ontological, gnoseological, logical and methodological functions, the role and function of these categories in contemporary natural sciences is analyzed.

In the paper it is simultaneously pointed out that philosophical categories cannot be applied to special sciences directly in their philosophic expression, on the contrary it is necessary to transform them, specify them by means of the categories of special sciences which rise at present as fundamental concepts of a new type forming a specific intermediate kind of scientific categories.

It is by means of general scientific categories that the categories of materialist dialectics are able to reflect basic relations, connections, forms and regularities of that specific sphere of material reality that is studied by natural sciences.

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