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Author Stepin, V. S. (Vi͡acheslav Semenovich)

Title Theoretical knowledge / by Vyacheslav Stepin ; [English translation by A.G. Georgiev and E.D. Rumiantseva]
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 398 pages) : illustrations
Series Synthese library ; v. 326
Synthese library ; v. 326
Contents Scientific recognition in a sociocultural context -- Structure of the theoretical knowledge -- The foundations of science -- Genesis of theoretical knowledge in classical science -- Formation and development of theory in non-classical science -- Scientific revolutions -- Strategies of theoretical investigation in the epoch of post-non-classical science
Summary "In the book Theoretical Knowledge by V. Stepin, an original conception of a structure and dynamics of scientific knowledge is proposed. A detailed analysis of the foundations of science performed by the author allowed him to develop new ideas and approaches, to demonstrate how sociocultural factors are incorporated in the process of yielding of new theories. He shows direct and inverse links between foundations of science and new theories and empirical facts evolved from those, how among many potentially possible histories of science a culture selects just those directions which become a real history of science."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-394) and index
Notes Translated from the Russian: Teoreticheskoe znanie, 2000
Print version record
Subject Knowledge, Theory of.
Science -- Philosophy.
Theory (Philosophy)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008468374
ISBN 1402030452 (HB)
1402030460 (e-book)
9781402030451 (HB)
9781402030468 (e-book)
Other Titles Teoreticheskoe znanie. English