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Autor: Hakob Barseghyan
ISBN-13: 9783319175959
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 275
Gewicht: 602 g
Format: 242x163x21 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- PART I: METATHEORY.- Chapter 1: Scope.- Chapter 2: Possibility.- Chapter 3: Assessment.- PART II: THEORY.- Chapter 4: Axioms.- Chapter 5: Theorems.- Conclusion.- Appendix: Some Open Questions.- Bibliography.- Legend.
This book systematically creates a general descriptive theory of scientific change that explains the mechanics of changes in both scientific theories and the methods of their assessment. It was once believed that, while scientific theories change through time, their change itself is governed by a fixed method of science. Nowadays we know that there is no such thing as an unchangeable method of science; the criteria employed by scientists in theory evaluation also change through time. But if that is so, how and why do theories and methods change? Are there any general laws that govern this process, or is the choice of theories and methods completely arbitrary and random?
Contrary to the widespread opinion, the book argues that scientific change is indeed a law-governed process and that there can be a general descriptive theory of scientific change. It does so by first presenting meta-theoretical issues, divided into chapters on the scope, possibility and assessment of theory of scientific change. It then builds a theory about the general laws that govern the process of scientific change, and goes into detail about the axioms and theorems of the theory.
Autor: Hakob Barseghyan
ISBN-13:: 9783319175959
ISBN: 3319175955
Verlag: Springer, Berlin, Springer International Publishing, Springer
Gewicht: 602g
Seiten: 275
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 1st ed. 2015
Sonstiges: Buch, 242x163x21 mm, 60 SW-Abb., 63 Farbabb.