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Systematicity : The Nature of Science (Reprint) (Paperback) (Paul Hoyningen-Huene)

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In Systematicity, Paul Hoyningen-Huene answers the question "What is science?" by proposing that scientific knowledge is primarily distinguished from other forms of knowledge, especially everyday knowledge, by being more systematic. "Science" is here understood in the broadest possible sense, encompassing not only the natural sciences but also mathematics, the social sciences, and the humanities. The author develops his thesis in nine dimensions in which it is claimed that science is more systematic than other forms of knowledge: regarding descriptions, explanations, predictions, the defense of knowledge claims, critical discourse, epistemic connectedness, an ideal of completeness, knowledge generation, and the representation of knowledge. He compares his view with positions on the question held by philosophers from Aristotle to Nicholas Rescher. The book concludes with an exploration of some consequences of Hoyningen-Huene's view concerning the genesis and dynamics of science, the relationship of science and common sense, normative implications of the thesis, and the demarcation criterion between science and pseudo-science.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 287.0
Genre: Philosophy, Science
Sub-Genre: General, Philosophy + Social Aspects
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Paul Hoyningen-Huene
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2015
TCIN: 50107777
UPC: 9780190298333
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5836

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