The Structure of Scientific Theories

[New Entry by Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther on March 5, 2015.] Scientific inquiry has led to immense explanatory and technological successes, partly as a result of the pervasiveness of scientific
Philosophy News image
[New Entry by Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther on March 5, 2015.] Scientific inquiry has led to immense explanatory and technological successes, partly as a result of the pervasiveness of scientific theories. Relativity theory, evolutionary theory, and plate tectonics were, and continue to be, wildly successful families of theories within physics, biology, and geology. Other powerful theory clusters inhabit comparatively recent disciplines such as cognitive science, climate science, molecular biology, microeconomics,...

Continue reading . . .

News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

blog comments powered by Disqus