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What Is Science?

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Positivistic Theory Demarcation Line Scientific Attitude Communal Matter Legal Research 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Tampere, The Tampere ClubKangasalaFinland

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