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The Problem of Philosophical Assumptions and Consequences of Science

Wolenski, Jan (2012) The Problem of Philosophical Assumptions and Consequences of Science. In: [2012] Seventh Quadrennial Fellows Conference of the Center for Philosophy of Science (12-14 June 2012; Mugla, Turkey).

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    This paper argues that science is not dependent on philosophical assumption and does not entail philosophical consequences. The concept of dependence (on assumptions) and entailment is understood logically, that is, are defined via consequence operation. Speaking more colloquially, the derivation of scientific theorems does not use philosophical statements as premises and one cannot derive philosophical theses from scientific assertions. This does not mean that science and philosophy are completely separated. In particular, sciences leads to some philosophical insights, but it must be preceded by a hermeneutical interpretation.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: logical consequences, theory, interpretation
    Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
    Conferences and Volumes: [2012] Seventh Quadrennial Fellows Conference of the Center for Philosophy of Science (12-14 June 2012; Mugla, Turkey)
    Depositing User: Prof. Jan Wolenski
    Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2012 19:30
    Last Modified: 05 Jul 2012 19:30
    Item ID: 9206
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9206

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