Advertisement

Techniques and Methods of Science from a Structuralist Point of View

  • Martin Rotter
Part of the Trends in Logic book series (TREN, volume 17)

Abstract

In the first part I want to explain what the main metatheoretical aspects of the Structuralist Theory of Science are. It will be illustrated which technical tools within the Structuralist’s program are developed, which make possible a lot of applications to empirical sciences. One of the main applications is reconstructions of empirical theories within a semantic approach founded on informal set theory. These techniques will be illustrated within Quantum Theories like Wave Mechanics and Matrix Mechanics. Finally I want to discuss how analogy could be comprehended as an intertheoretical relation within this metatheoretical frame.

Keywords

Potential Model Scientific Theory Intended Application Structuralist Point Bijective Function 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Cf. [Mou096]Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Cf. [BalMou0Sne87, Ch.VIII.l] for a detailed definition.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    The notation αi [x] means that the sentence αi is true for the structure x. Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Rotter
    • 1
  1. 1.Seminar für Mathematik und ihre DidaktikUniversität zu KölnKölnGermany

Personalised recommendations