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Carnap and Newton: Two Approaches to the Method of Theory Construction (Part I)

(Original title: Carnap and Newton: Two Approaches to the Method of Theory Construction (Part I))
Organon F, 2009, vol. 16, No 2, pp. 183-213.
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Abstract

The paper compares Carnap’s and Hempel’s Standard Conception of Scientific Theories with Newton’s method of theory construction as applied in his Principia. It is shown that the latter is built, contrary to Carnap’s and Hempel’s views, by a cyclical method.

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