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Philosophy of science
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1. Definition

Today the general philosophy of science is understood as being focused on analyzing the scientific method and reconstructing the scientific quest for knowledge. It is joined by philosophical interpretations of individual disciplines (philosophy of biology, philosophy of physics). The general philosophy of science traditionally includes a…

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Carrier, Martin, “Philosophy of science”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025530>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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