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A Model for Science Kinematics

Wolfgang Balzer, Bernhard Lauth and Gerhard Zoubek
Studia Logica: An International Journal for Symbolic Logic
Vol. 52, No. 4 (Nov., 1993), pp. 519-548
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20015696
Page Count: 30
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A Model for Science Kinematics
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Abstract

A comprehensive model for describing various forms of developments in science is defined in precise, set-theoretic terms, and in the spirit of the structuralist approach in the philosophy of science. The model emends previous accounts in centering on single systems in a homogenous way, eliminating notions which essentially refer to sets of systems. This is achieved by eliminating the distinction between theoretical and non-theoretical terms as a primitive, and by introducing the notion of intended links. The force of the model is demonstrated by formally incorporating many of the important, precise meta-theoretic concepts occurring in the literature.

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