Science a Road to Wisdom

  • Evert W. Beth


A book dealing with a number of problems in scientific philosophy would be incomplete if it failed to discuss the question in how far scientific philosophy can contribute to the attainment of the ultimate aim of all philosophical activity, namely, wisdom. The need to deal with this question becomes particularly pressing because frequently a view is held which raises doubt on this very point. Therefore the principal object of the following reflections will be to place scientific philosophy in a more favourable light in this respect. They should not be taken as a dismissal of differing forms of philosophical activity.1


Traditional Philosophy Contemporary Philosophy Western Philosophy Exact Science Positive Science 
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  1. 1.
    This chapter comprises the introduction and final section of the original text. I have omitted the middle part, which contained a number of examples, and the Postscript.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    F. Gonseth, ‘La preuve dans les sciences du réel’, in Théorie de la preuve, 1954.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    P. Bernays, ‘Zur Beurteilung der Situation in der beweistheoretischen Forschung’, in Théorie de la preuve, 1954.Google Scholar

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