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  • Paul Hoyningen-HueneEmail author
S.I.: Systematicity - The Nature of Science


In this article, I reply to the preceding articles by Naomi Oreskes, Chrysostomos Mantzavinos, Brad Wray, Sarah Green, Alexander Bird, and Timothy Lyons. These articles contain a number of objections and suggestions concerning systematicity theory, as developed in my book Systematicity: The Nature of Science (Oxford University Press 2013).


Systematicity theory Demarcation criterion Scientific rationality Continuity thesis Science education Clinical medicine Socratic scientific realism 



I wish to thank the three editors both for organizing this special issue of Synthese and for very fruitful comments on an earlier version of this paper, including linguistic improvements by Hasok Chang.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of PhilosophyLeibniz Universität HannoverHanoverGermany
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversität ZürichZurichSwitzerland

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