Science - General
(5,325 words)

Part of Science:

1. General

2. Theory of Science

3. Science and Theology

1. General problems of definition. There are difficulties about establishing a precise definition of the term “science”. The definition itself has to be established scientifically. Moreover, it has to cover not just “science as such”, in the singular, but also the various different branches of science. Hence the tendency to try to derive the common features of the various branches of science from one particular science selected as prototype…

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Alois Haider and Max Müller, “Science - General”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 23 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_003991>
First published online: 2016



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