, Volume 196, Issue 3, pp 775–793 | Cite as

The nature of science. A dialogue

  • C. MantzavinosEmail author
S.I.: Systematicity - The Nature of Science


In this dialogue the view of Paul Hoyningen-Huene as defended in Systematicity. The Nature of Science is presented and criticized. The approach is developed dialectically by the two interlocutors, a series of critical points are debated and an alternative view is introduced. The dialogical form is intended to honor the general philosophical approach of the author summarized in the last sentence of the book, where he states that he sees philosophy as an ongoing, open-ended dialogue.


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I would like to thank Theodore Arabatzis, Karim Bschir, Hasok Chang, Katerina Ierodiakonou, Simon Lohse and two anonymous reviewers for many helpful comments and suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and History of ScienceUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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