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Limits to problem solving in science

journal contribution
posted on 2001-10-01, 00:00 authored by Struan Jacobs
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.

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Journal

International studies in the philosophy of science

Volume

15

Issue

3

Pagination

231 - 242

Publisher

Routledge & Kegan Paul

Location

London, England

ISSN

0269-8595

eISSN

1469-9281

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2001, Taylor & Francis

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