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Limits to problem solving in science

Jacobs, Struan 2001, Limits to problem solving in science, International studies in the philosophy of science, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 231-242, doi: 10.1080/02698590120080172.

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Title Limits to problem solving in science
Author(s) Jacobs, Struan
Journal name International studies in the philosophy of science
Volume number 15
Issue number 3
Start page 231
End page 242
Publisher Routledge & Kegan Paul
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2001-10
ISSN 0269-8595
1469-9281
Summary Popper, Polanyi and Duncker represent the widely held position that theoretical and experimental scientific research are motivated by problems to which discoveries are solutions. According to the argument here, their views are unsupported and - in light of counter-instances, anomalous chance discoveries, and the force of curiosity - over-generalized.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/02698590120080172
Field of Research 220299 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001036

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social Inquiry
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