Increment in the Scientific Knowledge – A Chronicle of Efforts and Results? Cover Image

Sporul în cunoaşterea ştiinţifică – o cronică a eforturilor şi rezultatelor?
Increment in the Scientific Knowledge – A Chronicle of Efforts and Results?

Author(s): Henrieta Anișoara ȘERBAN
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, History of Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Epistemology, Political Theory, Governance, Sociology, Contemporary Philosophy, Analytic Philosophy, Political behavior, Applied Sociology
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: the growth of scientific knowledge; Thomas Kuhn; Karl Popper; theory; socio-political aspects;

Summary/Abstract: The growth of scientific knowledge should be investigated from the perspective of the philosophy of science and not merely from the perspective of the concrete results, registered by the history of science. From this hypothesis, the paper identifies key ideas and arguments (selected mainly from Thomas Kuhn and Karl Popper) for a more accurate description and understanding of the growth of scientific knowledge starting from a distinction of the perspectives brought about by philosophy of science and, respectively, by history of science in what concerns the growth of scientific knowledge. The role of theory and practice in the growth of knowledge is also evaluated. Implicitly, this distinction involves also a distinction of the abstract, conceptual and qualitative aspects, different from the quantitative ones, (intuitively) associated with the specific of scientific knowledge and with that of the growth of scientific knowledge.

  • Issue Year: XVII/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 103-112
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Romanian