Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

Do Scientific Aims Justify Methodological Rules?

David B. Resnik
Erkenntnis (1975-)
Vol. 38, No. 2, Special Issue on Philosophy of Science (Mar., 1993), pp. 223-232
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20012469
Page Count: 10
  • Download ($43.95)
  • Cite this Item
Do Scientific Aims Justify Methodological Rules?
Preview not available

Abstract

According to a popular view of scientific methodology, scientific methods are prescriptive rules (methodological rules) which are justified in so far as they realize or promote the aims of science. This paper considers several different interpretations of the phrase "aims of science", arguing that none of these interpretations allow aims to provide a satisfactory justification of methodological rules.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[223]
    [223]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
224
    224
  • Thumbnail: Page 
225
    225
  • Thumbnail: Page 
226
    226
  • Thumbnail: Page 
227
    227
  • Thumbnail: Page 
228
    228
  • Thumbnail: Page 
229
    229
  • Thumbnail: Page 
230
    230
  • Thumbnail: Page 
231
    231
  • Thumbnail: Page 
232
    232