Discusses the reasons why there cannot ever be a theory of one science, as Popper and his followers claim, but only a theory of sciences. What the three scientific fields (physical, biological, and human sciences) have in common is their function, the planned expansion of man's knowledge, the testable discovery of hitherto unknown aspects of the world and improving human orientation. The sciences use not one but several different experimental methods, a fact overlooked by the Popper school because nominalists cannot permit themselves to see things from the standpoint of the object of their research. For example, process and configurational models, whose role in many sciences today is second only to that of scientific laws, have not yet been scientifically and conceptually standardized. (Journal/M.K. - ZPID)

Quelle:PsychIndex Inc.