The Piagetian Approach to the Scientific Method
I decided that for building a biological epistemology it would have been necessary—in the absence of any information on the philogenesis of knowledge and on the prehistorical sociogenesis of men’s knowledges—to devote myself to an equivalent of the embriogenetic analysis, and thus to study the growth of the intelligence in the child and the development of the principal intellectual operations. I proposed spending some five years in these preliminary studies, and then returning to general questions. But these preliminary studies occupied me for forty years, and it is from a period of less than ten years that I can approach epistemology from the genetic point of view that I decided to assume. (Beth & Piaget, 1961)
KeywordsConceptual Domain Scientific Career Formal Hypothesis Epistemological Problem Genetic Psychology
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