Scientific Discovery

[New Entry by Jutta Schickore on March 6, 2014.] Scientific discovery is the process or product of successful scientific inquiry. Objects of discovery can be things, events, processes, causes, and
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[New Entry by Jutta Schickore on March 6, 2014.] Scientific discovery is the process or product of successful scientific inquiry. Objects of discovery can be things, events, processes, causes, and properties as well as theories and hypotheses and their features (their explanatory power, for example). Most philosophical discussions of scientific discoveries focus on the generation of new hypotheses that fit or explain given data sets or...

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