Middle Term in Scholastic Theory of Science: Independent Media? Cover Image

Vidurinysis Terminas Scholastinėje Mokslo Teorijoje: Savarankiška Medija?
Middle Term in Scholastic Theory of Science: Independent Media?

Author(s): Vytis Valatka
Subject(s): Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Theory of Communication, Cognitive Psychology
Published by: Visuomeninė organizacija »LOGOS«
Keywords: circular course of scientific cognition; demonstration; middle term; cognitive media; submedia;

Summary/Abstract: This article presents the conception of the circular course of scientific cognition in scholastic philosophy of science. The author of the article concentrates on middle terms of aposteriori and a priori demonstrations participating in above mentioned circle. While doing that he asks if those middle terms are independent cognitive media as the demonstrations themselves are. The analysis concludes that, lacking independent contents and being inseparable from their demonstrations, middle terms do not possess status of independent cognitive media. Actually, they are just elements, or submedia, of demonstrations as independent media communicating certain cognition to those demonstrations and enabling them.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 83
  • Page Range: 56-63
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Lithuanian