Journal for General Philosophy of Science

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 147–167 | Cite as

Philosophy of science in Finland: 1970–1990

  • Ilkka Niiniluoto
Report: After Twenty Years

Summary

This paper gives a survey of the philosophy of science in Finland during the two decades 1970–90. Topics covered include the background (earlier studies by Eino Kaila, G. H. von Wright, and Jaakko Hintikka), the main areas of research (inductive logic, probability, truthlikeness, scientific theory, theory change, scientific realism, explanation and action, foundations of special disciplines), and the cultural impact of science studies.

Keywords

philosophy of science in Finland 1970–1990 induction probability and truth-likeness the structure and dynamics of theories explanation and action foundational studies philosophy of science and the scientific community 

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  • Ilkka Niiniluoto
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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