Knowing in Science

Part of the LEP Library of Exact Philosophy book series (LEP, volume 11)


A deeper and more prestigious meaning seems to attach to the term ‘know’ in scientific research than in everyday life. The word is, as it were, pronounced with a totally different stress. Yet we shall soon see that ‘know’ does not take on a new, special meaning in science, that knowing in science and knowing in ordinary life are essentially the same. The only difference is that in science and philosophy the loftier aim and subject-matter of the cognitive process lend it a greater dignity.


Knowledge Process Ordinary Life Unanimous Opinion Electrical Wave Explanatory Principle 
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    Cf. Lotze’s comments in Mikrokosmos, 5th edition, Vol. II, pp. 249ff.; also Vaihinger, Die Philosophie des Als Ob, 2nd edition, p. 318.Google Scholar

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