Conclusion: Valuation Criterion

  • Mario Bunge
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 295)


Every research project, in any field, consists in posing some problem, old or new, and in attempting to solve it. These tasks are guided by antecedent knowledge, intuition, and value judgment: one assesses the worth of the problem, the means to handle it, and the possible solutions.


Philosophical Problem Rational Debate Rigorous Science Fertility Criterion Valuation Criterion 
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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Bunge
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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