Criticism and the History of Science: Kuhn's, Lakatos's and Feyerabend's Criticisms of Critical Rationalism

Criticism and the History of Science: Kuhn's, Lakatos's and Feyerabend's Criticisms of Critical Rationalism

by Andersson
     
 

In Criticism and the History of Science Karl Popper's falsificationist conception of science is developed and defended against criticisms raised by Thomas Kuhn, Imre Lakatos, and Paul Feyerabend.See more details below

Overview

In Criticism and the History of Science Karl Popper's falsificationist conception of science is developed and defended against criticisms raised by Thomas Kuhn, Imre Lakatos, and Paul Feyerabend.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004100503
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/1994
Series:
Philosophy of History and Culture Series, #13
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
161
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
AThe Falsificationist Theory of Science1
BThe History of Science Challenges Falsificationism2
CIs Falsificationism Tenable?6
2Logical Aspects of Falsification11
AExplanation11
BPrediction12
CFalsification16
3Kuhn's Historical Criticism22
ATheory and Experience22
BNormal and Extraordinary Science29
4Lakatos's Answer to Historical Criticism35
ADogmatic Falsificationism35
BNaive Methodological Falsificationism37
CSophisticated Methodological Falsificationism40
DMethodology of Scientific Research Programmes47
ERational Reconstruction of The History Of Science50
5Feyerabend's Epistemological Anarchism53
ACriticism of Kuhn54
BCriticism of Lakatos57
CCriticism of Popper60
DEpistemological Anarchism and Critical Rationalism66
6A Criticist Solution to the Problem of the Empirical Basis68
APopper on Test Statements69
BKuhn on Test Statements79
CLakatos on Test Statements91
DFeyerabend on Test Statements94
7Auxiliary Hypotheses and Theoretical Modifications100
APopper on Theoretical Modifications100
BDiscussion of Popper's View103
CKuhn on Theoretical Modifications107
DLakatos on Theoretical Modifications110
EFeyerabend on Theoretical Modifications120
8Critical Rationalism and the History of Science130
AThe History of Science and Relativism130
BExperience Impregnated by Theory134
CImmunity Against Criticism138
DThe History of Science and Criticism142
Theorems on Explanation, Prediction, and Falsification143
Bibliography151
Index of subjects156
Index of names160

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