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Scientific Rationality and Scientific Method

(Original title: Racionalita vedy a vedecká metóda)
Filozofia, 64 (2009), 1, 1-8.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The aim of the paper is to give a description of the development of understanding scientific method in the history of science and philosophy of science. The thesis is defended that crucial changes in understanding scientific method had fundamental consequences for the development in scientific knowledge, for the position of science in the system of knowledge and for its role in human culture. Basic attitudes to scientific method in contemporary philosophy and philosophy of science are shortly outlined and the rationality of scientific method is defended.


Philosophy of science, Scientific knowledge, Scientific method, Empirical science

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