Is Science Progressive?

Is Science Progressive?

Author: I. Niiniluoto

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401719780

Category: Science

Page: 272

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This collection brings together several essays which have been written between the years 197 5 and 1983. During that period I have been occupied with the attempt to find a satisfactory explicate for the notion of tnithlike ness or verisimilitude. The technical results of this search have partly appeared elsewhere, and I am also working on a systematic presentation of them in a companion volume to this book: Truthlikeness (forthcoming hopefully in 1985). The essays collected in this book are less formal and more philos ophical: they all explore various aspects of the idea that progress in science is associated with an increase in the truthlikeness of its results. Even though they do not exhaust the problem area of scientific change, together they constitute a step in the direction which I find most promising in the defence of critical scientific realism. * Chapter 1 appeared originally in Finnish as the opening article of a new journal Tiede 2000 (no. 1 I 1980) - a Finnish counterpart to journals such as Science and Scientific American. This explains its programmatic character. It tries to give a compact answer to the question 'What is science?', and serves therefore as an introduction to the problem area of the later chapters. Chapter 2 is a revised translation of my inaugural lecture for the chair of Theoretical Philosophy in the University of Helsinki on April 8, 1981. It appeared in Finnish inParnasso 31 (1981), pp.
Is Science Progressive?
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: I. Niiniluoto
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-17 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This collection brings together several essays which have been written between the years 197 5 and 1983. During that period I have been occupied with the attempt to find a satisfactory explicate for the notion of tnithlike ness or verisimilitude. The technical results of this search have partly appeared elsewhere,
The Realities of Reality - Part II: Making Sense of Why Modern Science Advances (Volume 1)
Language: en
Pages: 249
Authors: Fritz Dufour, MBA, DESS
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-19 - Publisher: Fritz Dufour

This Volume 1 of Part II considers the factors that make science progress. It lays out the differences between normal science and pseudoscience by showing the importance of the scientific method in the advancement of science. It introduces the concept of Truth in science by raising the point that even
Getting It Right in Science and Medicine
Language: en
Pages: 285
Authors: Hans R. Kricheldorf
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-31 - Publisher: Springer

This book advocates the importance and value of errors for the progress of scientific research! Hans Kricheldorf explains that most of the great scientific achievements are based on an iterative process (an ‘innate self-healing mechanism’): errors are committed, being checked over and over again, through which finally new findings and
The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science
Language: en
Pages: 325
Authors: Friedrich Stadler
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-19 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This volume is a serious attempt to open up the subject of European philosophy of science to real thought, and provide the structural basis for the interdisciplinary development of its specialist fields, but also to provoke reflection on the idea of ‘European philosophy of science’. This efforts should foster a
Approaching Truth
Language: en
Pages: 425
Authors: Sami Pihlström, Panu Raatikainen, Matti Sintonen
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher:

Ilkka Niiniluoto, a distinguished philosopher of science, has been a tirelesspokesman for scientific realism and reason more generally. Trained in the tradition of the Finnish school of inductive logic he has refined the notion of truthlikeness (verisimilitude) to make the realist idea scientific progress mathematically exact. Niiniluotos main technical works