Extracts and Basic Concept in Philosophy of Science : Premises for Theoretical Reflection


Keywords: philosophy of science, empricism, positivism, rationalism, logical positivism, Vienna Circle, Karl Popper, critical rationalism, Imre Lakatos, Ignaz Semmelweis, Thomas Kuhn, phenomenology, hermeneutics, constructivism, realism


This document presents a basic concept of Philosophy of Science - POS – its main structure and some main positions.

The subject itself stands as difficult and complicated, but the intention here is to give an idea of what this subject is about – its structure and content.

Author Biography

Torgeir Martin Hillestad

Professor emeritus
Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of Social Studies
University of Stavanger


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