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Struktura cyfrowej rewolucji naukowej
Structure of the digital scientific revolution

Author(s): Sławomir Leciejewski
Subject(s): Philosophy, Special Branches of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science
Published by: Copernicus Center Press
Keywords: philosophy of science; scientific revolution; computer aided scientific research

Summary/Abstract: Nowadays, computers are in common use, both in experimental and theoretical research. It is worth considering if the implementation of a new, universal research tool has significantly changed the science of the end of 20th century. The crucial question which I will try to answer is if computers have revolutionized the scientific research. In order to find the answer, I will describe modern digitally aided science, taking into consideration the research conducted in the greatest elementary physics laboratory. Subsequently, I will refer to the classic concept of scientific revolution proposed by Thomas S. Kuhn. Finally, I will answer the question related to digital revolution in science.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 64
  • Page Range: 117-136
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish