Foundations of Science 6 (1-3):31-43 (2001)

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From the constructivist perspective, science cannot transcend thedomain of experience. Scientific theories are seen as models that helpto order and manage that domain. As the experiential field expands,models are replaced by others based on novel conceptual constructs. Thepaper suggests the substitution of viability or functional fit forthe notions of Truth and objective representation of anexperiencer-independent reality. This by-passes the sceptics'incontrovertible arguments against certain real-world knowledge andproposes the Piagetian conception of cognition as the function thatgenerates ways and means for dealing with the world of experience.
Keywords abduction (Peirce)  abstractions  experiential reality  genetic epistemology  reflection  scientific method  scientific models  theory of knowledge
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DOI 10.1023/A:1011345023932
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