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Science - Theory of Science
(2,671 words)

Part of Science:

1. General

2. Theory of Science

3. Science and Theology

Reflection on science has always formed part of philosophy. It is only in modern times, and especially since Kant, that light on the specific character of human cognition has been looked for from the logical analysis of science. For Kant, this raised the question of the possibility of synthetic a priori judgments, which he regarded as an in-dispensable basis of the universal statements of natural laws made by mathematical natural science; that these are justified is placed beyond all d…

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Otto Muck, “Science - Theory of Science”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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