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



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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