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Contemporary Philosophy of Science in Italy: An Overview

Pierluigi Barrotta
Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie
Vol. 29, No. 2 (1998), pp. 327-345
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25171125
Page Count: 19
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Contemporary Philosophy of Science in Italy: An Overview
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Abstract

The paper analyses the development of some themes in the contemporary philosophy of science in Italy. Section 1 reviews the dabate on the legacy of neopositivism. The spread of the philosophy of Popper is outlined in Section 2, with particular regard to the problem of the vindication of induction. Section 3 deals with the debate on the incommensurability thesis, while Section 4 examines its consequences on the possible relationships between historical and epistemological studies of science. The last section is devoted to one of the most recent trends in the Italian philosophy of science: the resumption of Aristotelian dialectics.

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