Theoretical Concepts in Science

  • Raimo Tuomela
Part of the Library of Exact Philosophy book series (LEP, volume 10)


It is often claimed that the progress of modern science is in great part due to the use of theories which go beyond purely empirical or observational laws, and thereby give us better understanding of the factual regularities and singular factual events (directly observable or not) studied. In addition to providing us with deeper understanding, insight, and explanation, theories are also supposed to help us to control the world, through technology; and this presupposes that with theories we can make successful predictions about the events studied.


Scientific Theory Theoretical Concept Theoretical Term Critical Realism Chapter Versus 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1973

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