The Nature of Scientific Problems and their Roots in Metaphysics

  • Joseph Agassi
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 28)


According to Popper’s philosophy the perfect division of labor in research would soon stop scientific progress. His view explains why in the history of science many investigators have concentrated on a handful of problems. The problem arises: How did investigators coordinate their choice of scientific problems? By what criteria did the bulk of investigators of a given period decide which problem was fundamental or important?


Scientific Theory Scientific Problem Universal Statement High Explanatory Power Empirical Character 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1975

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  • Joseph Agassi

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