Article ID: CBB000056024

Discovery, pursuit, and justification (1993)

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Description “In this article I suggest a tripartite classification of scientific activity; discovery, pursuit, and justification. I believe that such a classification can give us a more adequate description of scientific practice, help illuminate the various roles that evidence plays in science, and may also help to partially resolve differences between `constructivist' and `epistemologist' views of science. I argue that although factors suggested by the constructivists such as career goals, professional interests, utility for future practice, and agreement with existing commitments do enter into pursuit, it is experimental evidence that is decisive in justification. I illustrate this with two case studies form the history of contemporary science, experiments on atomic parity violation and their relation to the Weinberg-Salam unified theory of electroweak interactions and the fifth force in gravity. I also answer some of the criticisms offered of my earlier account of the episode of atomic parity violation.”


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Authors & Contributors
Wertheimer, Jürgen
Mackensen, Ludolf von
Garofalo, Silvano
Albrecht, Helmuth
Zweckbronner, Gerhard
Nitschke, August
Journals
Gewina
Archives des Sciences (Geneva)
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society
Women's Writing: The Elizabethan to Victorian Period
Journal of the History of Collections
Raison Présente
Publishers
Hessische Brandversicherungsanstalt
Longo
Verlag für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften und der Technik
Attempto
Edizioni ETS
Concepts
Science
Encyclopedias (history)
Jews
Historiography
Museums
Emigration; immigration
People
Pivati, Gianfrancesco
Kruyt, Hugo Rudolph
Eddington, Arthur Stanley
Epstein, Yechiel Mechel
Necker de Saussure, Albertine
Descartes, René
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
17th century
Medieval
18th century
Places
Europe
Italy
Central Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Russia; Baltic States; Finland
The Netherlands: Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg
Institutions
Universität Stuttgart
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