Scientific Community and Progress of Science
In several previous chapters I have tried to develop an idealizational theory of scientific activity, or, in other words, an idealizational methodology. Our object of interest was a cognitive subject whose aim is to understand phenomena and who employs definite procedures, with that of idealization as the principal one, to achieve this goal. This image was slightly modified in model V when practical sciences were taken into account, but theoretical sciences remained a standard pattern of scientific activity. In this way, due to isomorphism of a simple idealizational theory and of essential and nomological structures the methodological theory presented in Chapter 8, Section 2(d) realizes the idea of science as the reflection of reality (Chapter 7, Section 3(c)). This has been done within the presented methodological theory.
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