The 'popperian programme' and mathematics - part II: From quasi-empiricism to mathematical research programmes
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 32 (2):355-376 (2001)
In the first part of this article I investigated the Popperian roots of Lakatos's Proofs and Refutations, which was an attempt to apply, and thereby to test, Popper's theory of knowledge in a field-mathematics-to which it had not primarily been intended to apply. While Popper's theory of knowledge stood up gloriously to this test, the new application gave rise to new insights into the heuristic of mathematical development, which necessitated further clarification and improvement of some Popperian methodological maxims. In the present part I analyze this second phase in the development of Lakatos's Popperian programme in mathematics, and its connection to the methodology of scientific research programmes.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Deszo Gurka (2006). A Missing Link: The Infuence of László Kalmár's Empirical View on Lakatos' Philosophy of Mathematics. Perspectives on Science 14 (3):263-281.
Similar books and articles
Imre Lakatos (1976). Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery. Cambridge University Press.
Kurt Bayertz (1991). Forschungsprogramm Und WissenschaftsentwicklungResearch Programme and Development of Science. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 22 (2):229-243.
Paolo Mancosu (1991). On the Status of Proofs by Contradiction in the Seventeenth Century. Synthese 88 (1):15 - 41.
Stefania Ruzsits Jha (2006). The Bid to Transcend Popper, and the Lakatos-Polanyi Connection. Perspectives on Science 14 (3):318-346.
Kurt Bayertz (1991). Forschungsprogramm Und Wissenschaftsentwicklung. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 22 (2):229 - 243.
Gábor Forrai (1993). From the Method of Proofs and Refutations to the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 7 (2):161-175.
Nicholas Maxwell (2007). The Enlightenment, Popper and Einstein. In ShiY (ed.), Knowledge and Wisdom. IOS Press.
Eduard Glas (1995). Kuhn, Lakatos, and the Image of Mathematics. Philosophia Mathematica 3 (3):225-247.
Eduard Glas (2001). The 'Popperian Programme' and Mathematics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 32 (1):119-137.
Corfield David (1998). Beyond the Methodology of Mathematics Research Programmes. Philosophia Mathematica 6 (3):272-301.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads9 ( #180,595 of 1,679,289 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #183,420 of 1,679,289 )
How can I increase my downloads?