Theories in Science

  • Ryszard Wójcicki
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 257)


From an informal point of view, an empirical theory is a set of empirical laws that govern phenomena of a certain specific kind. Thus, for instance, Mendelian Genetics is a theory of heredity, while Newtonian Particle Mechanics is a theory of mechanical movement of physical bodies.


Deductive System Informal Theory Empirical Theory Operational Interpretation Informal Point 
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