Contexts of Science: Sciences of Science

  • Marc De Mey
Part of the Sociology of the Sciences Monographs book series (SOSM, volume 1)


If scientific achievements were, as Einstein and Infeld (1938) suggest, comparable to mystery stories, positivism would cherish the facts and logical positivism would cultivate the plot. Besides facts and plot however, a classic mystery also contains a motive. Why does one adhere to the scientific method to study a specific problem?


Transportation Logical Positivism Conglomerate Tempo Ethos 


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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc De Mey
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  1. 1.Dept. of Logic and EpistemologyUniversity of GhentBelgium

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