International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 7 (2):161-175 (1993)
AbstractAbstract The paper is an attempt to interpret Imre Lakatos's methodology of scientific research programmes (MSRP) on the basis of his mathematical methodology, the method of proofs and refutations (MPR). After sketching MSRP and MPR and analysing their relationship to Popper's and Poly a's work, I argue that MSRP was originally conceived as a methodology in the same sense as MPR. The most conspicuous difference between the two, namely that MSRP is fundamentally backward?looking, whereas MPR is primarily forward?looking, is due to the fact that Lakatos could not carry out his project in the full sense. I also explain why he could not
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Consolations for the Specialist1.Paul Feyerabend - 1970 - In Imre Lakatos & Alan Musgrave (eds.), Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge. Cambridge University Press. pp. 197.
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A Missing Link: The Influence of László Kalmár's Empirical View on Lakatos' Philosophy of Mathematics.Dezső Gurka - 2006 - Perspectives on Science 14 (3):263-281.
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A Missing Link: The Infuence of László Kalmár's Empirical View on Lakatos' Philosophy of Mathematics.Deszo Gurka - 2006 - Perspectives on Science 14 (3):263-281.
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