© 1989

Imre Lakatos and Theories of Scientific Change

  • Kostas Gavroglu
  • Yorgos Goudaroulis
  • Pantelis Nicolacopoulos

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 111)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alan Musgrave
      Pages 15-32
    3. J. J. C. Smart
      Pages 47-57
    4. Fan Dainian
      Pages 59-67
  3. Part II

  4. Part III

About this book


How happy it is to recall Imre Lakatos. Now, fifteen years after his death, his intelligence, wit, generosity are vivid. In the Preface to the book of Essays in Memory of Imre Lakatos (Boston Studies, 39, 1976), the editors wrote: ... Lakatos was a man in search of rationality in all of its forms. He thought he had found it in the historical development of scientific knowledge, yet he also saw rationality endangered everywhere. To honor Lakatos is to honor his sharp and aggressive criticism as well as his humane warmth and his quick wit. He was a person to love and to struggle with. The book before us carries old and new friends of that Lakatosian spirit further into the issues which he wanted to investigate. That the new friends include a dozen scientific, historical and philosophical scholars from Greece would have pleased Lakatos very much, and with an essay from China, he would have smiled all the more. But the key lies in the quality of these papers, and in the imaginative organization of the conference at Thessaloniki in summer 1986 which worked so well.


Karl R. Popper falsification heuristics knowledge philosophy of science probability reduction scientific discovery

Editors and affiliations

  • Kostas Gavroglu
    • 1
  • Yorgos Goudaroulis
    • 2
  • Pantelis Nicolacopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.National Technical University of AthensGreece
  2. 2.Aristotle University of ThessalonikiGreece

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Imre Lakatos and Theories of Scientific Change
  • Editors K. Gavroglu
    Yorgos Goudaroulis
    P. Nicolacopoulos
  • Series Title Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-2766-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-7860-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-3025-4
  • Series ISSN 0068-0346
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 465
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
    History, general
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