What Is Science?

  • Aulis Aarnio
Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 96)


In the philosophy of science, a great deal of the criteria for “genuine” scientific research has been defined. According to the positivistic theories, the demarcation line between science and non-science is clear (Popper 1959). This means that DSL is not science at all. However, the scientific status of DSL is not that hopeless. In order to have a closer look at this problem, let us listen to some more moderate voices.


Positivistic Theory Demarcation Line Scientific Attitude Communal Matter Legal Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Tampere, The Tampere ClubKangasalaFinland

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