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Selected Theses on Science

  • Eugene S. KryachkoEmail author
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Part of the Cultural Psychology of Education book series (CPED, volume 7)

Abstract

The purpose of Science is to achieve the truth on the way to a new knowledge. The truth, as Immanuel Kant wrote, is the correspondence of knowledge with its object. However, the key question is how to “find a universal and true criterion of the truth of all knowledge”? The contribution of the fundamental sciences is extremely important. And here, in my opinion, there appears a modern paradox which has globally changed the public consciousness. On the one hand, the fundamental science went into the status of the labor forces and, on the other hand, modern production, demanding “the implementation of scientific research and scientific approach, began increasingly resemble to science.” In the process of production—which creates the product of labor including both material goods and services in the case of material production and a new knowledge as in the case of science—the labor forces enter into industrial relations. If any scientific work as an object, an element of the external world that we aim to contemplate the work, as well as a phenomenon, and develop its conceptual representation as well as about the phenomenon that it is modeling. Hence, the closer to the actual simulated phenomenon to the studied one, the closer this work to the truth. I assume my viewpoint is quite clear, even without mentioning Goethe: “It is a shame that the truth is so simple.”

Keywords

Basic science H-index Impact factor Chemistry Truth 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.N. N. Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical PhysicsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKievUkraine
  2. 2.University of LiegeLiegeBelgium

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