Remarks on Criteria of Truth and Models in Science

  • Giuseppe Del Re
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Abstract

The aim of this paper is a contribution to discussions on the role of logic in the sciences of Nature from the side of the scientists. The remarks given below are justified by the consideration that the logicians are expected to provide procedures and rules, or at least critical analyses capable of helping scientists to make sound argumentations, especially to distinguish between mere conjectures and reliable explanations. Now, in the author's opinion, there are aspects of the nature of scientific truths which were ignored during the golden age of physicalism and now call for attention. Among these aspects there are the role of analogiesand the distinction between reasonable and true statements.

Keywords

Benzene Coherence Metaphor Ambi 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

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