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Epilogue: Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Modes of Scientific Progress

  • M. Spitzer

Abstract

1. In the year 1991 news of a discovery spread like wildfire all over the world: in the course of the landings on the moon, which were now planned on a regular basis, one had caught sight of planet which had been unknown so far. This; planet was soon found to circle exactly round the earth’s orbit, to be of the same size as the earth, and — seen from a distance at first — to look just like the earth. People were even more agitated when there were reports from an expedition to this planet which had been undertaken in a hurry. Everything there was said to be just the same as it is for us: there were beings just like men on earth working in factories, building houses and bombs, as well as writing poems and computer programs. Their language could be understood.

Keywords

Empirical Knowledge External Reality Senior Consultant False Theory Nosological Entity 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

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