Ion Petrovici despre Henri Poincaré sau despre rolul
presupoziţiilor filosofice în cercetarea ştiinţifică
Author(s): Constantin Stoenescu
Ion Petrovici on Henri Poincaré, or the role of suppositions in scientific research
Contributor(s): Titus Lates (Editor)
Subject(s): History of Philosophy
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Ion Petrovici; Henri Poincaré; philosophical presuppositions; conventionalism; relativized a priori.
Summary/Abstract: In 1925, Ion Petrovici published a paper on Henri Poincaré as a philosopher. He tried to argue that Poincaré was a scientist who understood that science isn’t free from philosophical presuppositions. Moreover, Poincaré developed a new vision of science based on the role played by the so-called conventions. My aim is to offer a philosophical interpretation of this conventionalist theory about science and to discuss the main contemporary approaches to it. I express my adherence to the interpretation that conventionalism is a tentative to find a third way in epistemology between empiricism and rationalism and that conventions, as relativized a priori judgments, are created freely by reason under the guidance of experience.
- Issue Year: XII/2016
- Issue No: 12
- Page Range: 58-71
- Page Count: 14
- Language: Romanian