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HOW CONTEMPORARY COSMOLOGY BYPASSES KANTIAN PROHIBITION AGAINST A SCIENCE OF THE UNIVERSE

vincenzo, fano and giovanni, macchia (2008) HOW CONTEMPORARY COSMOLOGY BYPASSES KANTIAN PROHIBITION AGAINST A SCIENCE OF THE UNIVERSE. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    In the present essay Kantian prohibition against scientific cosmology is discussed. It is shown that the possibility of such a science is based essentially on a hypothetico-deductive use of the cosmological principle. Moreover the epistemological character of the latter is investigated, in order to prove that it has no a priori character, against the received view on the topics.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: cosmological principle Kant Einstein hypothetico-deductive method
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
    Depositing User: vincenzo fano
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2009
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:17
    Item ID: 4413
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4413

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