Do scientific aims justify methodological rules?

Erkenntnis 38 (2):223 - 232 (1993)
According to a popular view of scientific methodology, scientific methods are prescriptive rules (methodological rules) which are justified in so far as they realize or promote the aims of science. This paper considers several different interpretations of the phrase aims of science, arguing that none of these interpretations allow aims to provide a satisfactory justification of methodological rules.
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DOI 10.1007/BF01128981
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