Scientific Progress

A Study Concerning the Nature of the Relation Between Successive Scientific Theories

  • Craig Dilworth

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 153)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-9
  2. Craig Dilworth
    Pages 11-13
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    Pages 14-17
  4. Craig Dilworth
    Pages 60-65
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    Pages 66-76
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    Pages 77-99
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    Pages 118-132
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 142-252

About this book


Featuring the Gestalt Model and the Perspectivist conception of science, this book is unique in its non-relativistic development of the idea that successive scientific theories are logically incommensurable. This edition includes four new appendices in which the central ideas of the book are applied to subatomic physics, the distinction between laws and theories, the relation between absolute and relative conceptions of space, and the environmental issue of sustainable development.


Karl R. Popper Rudolf Carnap analogy concept edition idea issue knowledge model ontology physics science space subject sustainable development

Authors and affiliations

  • Craig Dilworth
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUppsala UniversitySweden

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