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Genetically-Constructive Ways of Theory Building

  • Vyacheslav Stiopin
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 257)

Abstract

Logico-methodological literature traditionally regards a natural-science theory as a hypothetico-deductive system. This view manifests itself in two different forms. According to what is known as the strong version which has developed within the framework of the so-called standard concept, a natural-science theory can be considered as structurally similar to interpreted calculi or informal axiomatic theories in mathematics. The strong version views the unfolding of a theory in the course of an explanation and forecasting of new facts as a process of logically deducing theoretical corollaries from axioms, with lower-level propositions being inferred in a strictly logical manner from basic upper-level statements of the theory until propositions are formulated which can be compared with experimental data.1

Keywords

Abstract Object Analogue Model Theory Building Mechanical Oscillation Mental Experiment 
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