The Social Reason for Making Science

  • Leszek Nowak
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 139)


As it has been shown (see Chapter 13), there are different competing theoretical orientations within a scientific community. Each of them develops itself, due to the competition with the others, according to the principle of dialectical correspondence. This is why the basic question is what criterion points out which of the rival theoretical orientations starts with the image of the essential structure that is basically similar to the structure itself. If this orientation is called a proper one, then the question can be formulated as follows: which of the competing theoretical orientations is the proper one?


Relative Truth Absolute Truth Theoretical Orientation Social Reason Optimalizational Consequence 
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