Problems of the Science of Science [1946]

  • Ludwik Fleck
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 87)


It is highly interesting to establish to what extent scientists who devote the whole of their life to the problem of distinguishing illusions from reality are unable to distinguish their own dreams about science from the true form of science.


Developmental Cycle True Knowledge Objective Picture Phlogiston Theory Collective Body 
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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    L. Fleck: Entstehung und Entwicklung einer wissenschaftlichen Tatsache, Benno Schwabe, Basel, 1935.Google Scholar
  2. L. Fleck: ‘Jak powstaï odczyn Bordet-Wassermanna i jak w ogóle powstaje odkiycie naukowe.’ (How the Bordet-Wassermann Reaction Originated and How a Scientific Discovery Arises in General), Pol. Gaz. Lek. (1934).Google Scholar
  3. L. Fleck: ‘Zagadnienie teorii poznawania’ (The Problem of Epistemology), Przegl. filoz. (1936).Google Scholar
  4. 2.
    L. Fleck: ‘O obserwacji naukowej i postrzeganiu w ogóle.’ (Scientific Observation and Perception in General), Przegl. Filoz. (1935).Google Scholar
  5. L. Fleck: ‘Zur Frage der Grundlagen der medizinischen Erkenntnis’, Klin. Woch. (1935).Google Scholar
  6. L. Fleck: ‘Zur Krise der wirklichkeit’, Naturwissenschaften (1928).Google Scholar
  7. “Der Mangel an mathematischer Bildung gibt sich durch nichts so auffallend zu erkennen wie durch masslose Schärfe im Zahlenrechnen” (Gauss).Google Scholar

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ludwik Fleck
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  1. 1.Dept. of MicrobiologyMaria Curie-Skfodowska UniversityLublinPoland

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