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  1. Ladislav Kvasz (2014). Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions Between Sociology and Epistemology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 46:78-84.
    The aim of the paper is to clarify Kuhn’s theory of scientific revolutions. We propose to discriminate between a scientific revolution, which is a sociological event of a change of attitude of the scientific community with respect to a particular theory, and an epistemic rupture, which is a linguistic fact consisting of a discontinuity in the linguistic framework in which this theory is formulated. We propose a classification of epistemic ruptures into four types. In the paper, each of these types (...)
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  2. Ladislav Kvasz (2012). Degrees of Inconsistency. Organon F 19 (1):95-115.
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  3. Ladislav Kvasz (2012). On Idealisation in the Exact Sciences. Filosoficky Casopis 60 (4):483-503.
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  4. Ladislav Kvasz (2012). Stupne Nekonzistentnosti. Organon F 19:95-115.
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  5. Ladislav Kvasz (2011). Mathematics and Reality. Organon F 18 (3):302-330.
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  6. Ladislav Kvasz (2011). Matematika a Skutočnosť. Organon F 18 (3):302-330.
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  7. Ladislav Kvasz (2010). Penelope Muddy Between Realism and Naturalism. Filozofia 65 (6):522-537.
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  8. Ladislav Kvasz (2010). Penelope Maddyová Medzi Realizmom a Naturalizmom. Filozofia 65 (6).
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  9. Ladislav Kvasz (2009). Mathematics and Experience. Organon F 16 (2):146-182.
    Mathematics was considered by the members of the Vienna Circle an a priori discipline consisting of analytic propositions. The aim of the present paper is to draw attention to the experiential dimension of mathematical knowledge. Following the interpretation of physical knowledge as knowledge constituted by the use of instruments, I am trying to interpret also mathematical knowledge as knowledge based on instrumental experience. This interpretation opens a new perspective on the place of the logicist program in philosophy of mathematics. The (...)
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  10. Ladislav Kvasz (2009). Matematika a Skúsenosť. Organon F 16 (2):146-182.
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  11. Ladislav Kvasz & Eugen Zeleňák (2009). A Problem for Popper's Fallibilism. In Zuzana Parusniková & R. S. Cohen (eds.), Rethinking Popper. Springer. 71--81.
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  12. Ladislav Kvasz (2008). Is Aristotle a Real Alternative? Organon F 15 (2):206-210.
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  13. Ladislav Kvasz (2008). Je Aristoteles Reálnou Alternatívou? Organon F 15 (2):206-210.
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  14. Ladislav Kvasz (2006). The History of Algebra and the Development of the Form of its Language. Philosophia Mathematica 14 (3):287-317.
    This paper offers an epistemological reconstruction of the historical development of algebra from al-Khwrizm, Cardano, and Descartes to <span class='Hi'>Euler</span>, Lagrange, and Galois. In the reconstruction it interprets the algebraic formulas as a symbolic language and analyzes the changes of this language in the course of history. It turns out that the most fundamental epistemological changes in the development of algebra can be interpreted as changes of the pictorial form (in the sense of Wittgenstein's Tractatus) of the symbolic language of (...)
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  15. Ladislav Kvasz (2005). Epistemologické otázky modernej fyziky. Organon F 1:40-61.
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  16. Ladislav Kvasz (2005). K vyjasneniu jedn é ho nedorozumenia. Organon F 12 (4):438-446.
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  17. Ladislav Kvasz (2005). Similarities and Differences Between the Development of Geometry and of Algebra. In Carlo Cellucci & Donald Gillies (eds.), Mathematical Reasoning and Heuristics. College Publications. 25--47.
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  18. Ladislav Kvasz (2005). The Mathematisation of Nature and Newtonian Physics. Philosophia Naturalis 42 (2):183-211.
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  19. Ladislav Kvasz (2004). Epistemologické Otázky Fyziky: Od Antinómie Čistého Rozumu K Expresívnym Medziam Jazyka.[Epistemological Questions of Physics: From the Antinomies of Pure Reason to Expressive Boundaries of Language.]. [REVIEW] Organon F 11 (4):362-381.
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  20. Ladislav Kvasz (2004). How Can a Falsified Theory Remain Corroborated? In Friedrich Stadler (ed.), Induction and Deduction in the Sciences. Springer. 263.
    Coming from a mathematical background, I was always puzzled by Popper’s view, according to which, after the falsification of a scientific theory its degree of corroboration becomes zero. Most of the scientific theories taught in the physics departments have already been falsified, and what is the point of teaching theories, whose degree of corroboration is zero? The first important observation to make is that not all cases of falsification are the same. In some cases, as for instance in the case (...)
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  21. Ladislav Kvasz (2004). K niektor› M aspektom vzniku analytickej filozofie. Organon F 11 (1):32-41.
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  22. Ladislav Kvasz (2004). Na obranu osamelých bežcov. Organon F 11 (2,198-201).
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  23. Ladislav Kvasz (2003). „Niekoľko poznámok k vzťahu prírodných a spoločenských vied.“. Organon F 10:157-172.
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  24. Ladislav Kvasz (2003). The Mathematisation of Nature and Cartesian Physics. Philosophia Naturalis 40 (2):157-182.
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  25. Ladislav Kvasz (2002). Bolzano’s Philosophy and the Emergence of Modern Mathematics. [REVIEW] Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 9:404-408.
    The book is a detailed and penetrating study of the relations between Bolzano’s philosophical views and his mathematical achievements. It opens with a Biographical sketch, written with a good understanding of the political situation in Central Europe at Bolzano’s times. The words of the Emperor Francis II: “I do not need scholars but obedient citizens” , and of an English visitor of Austria at those times: “These school-books are the most barren and stupid extracts which ever left the printing press.” (...)
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  26. Ladislav Kvasz (2002). Diskusie-æ olemik›. Organon F 9 (2):205-211.
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  27. Ladislav Kvasz (2002). Galilean Physics in Light of Husserlian Phenomenology. Philosophia Naturalis 39 (2):209-233.
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  28. Ladislav Kvasz (2000). Changes of Language in the Development of Mathematics. Philosophia Mathematica 8 (1):47-83.
    The nature of changes in mathematics was discussed recently in Revolutions in Mathematics. The discussion was dominated by historical and sociological arguments. An obstacle to a philosophical analysis of this question lies in a discrepancy between our approach to formulas and to pictures. While formulas are understood as constituents of mathematical theories, pictures are viewed only as heuristic tools. Our idea is to consider the pictures contained in mathematical text, as expressions of a specific language. Thus we get formulas and (...)
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  29. Ladislav Kvasz (1999). On Classification of Scientific Revolutions. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 30 (2):201-232.
    The question whether Kuhn's theory of scientific revolutions could be applied to mathematics caused many interesting problems to arise. The aim of this paper is to discuss whether there are different kinds of scientific revolution, and if so, how many. The basic idea of the paper is to discriminate between the formal and the social aspects of the development of science and to compare them. The paper has four parts. In the first introductory part we discuss some of the questions (...)
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  30. Ladislav Kvasz (1999). Prolegomena K Formálnej Epistemológii. Organon F 6 (1999):223-239.
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  31. Ladislav Kvasz (1999). Tarski and Wittgenstein on Semantics of Geometrical Figures. Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 6:179-191.
    The aim of this paper is to compare two approaches to semantics, namely the standard Tarskian theory and Wittgenstein’s picture theory of meaning. I will compare them with respect to an unusual subject matter, namely to geometrical pictures. The choice of geometry rather than arithmetic or set theory as the basis, on which this comparison will be made has two reasons. One reason is related to Wittgenstein’s picture theory of meaning. This theory was developed more or less as a metaphor, (...)
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  32. Ladislav Kvasz (1998). History of Geometry and the Development of the Form of its Language. Synthese 116 (2):141–186.
    The aim of this paper is to introduce Wittgenstein’s concept of the form of a language into geometry and to show how it can be used to achieve a better understanding of the development of geometry, from Desargues, Lobachevsky and Beltrami to Cayley, Klein and Poincaré. Thus this essay can be seen as an attempt to rehabilitate the Picture Theory of Meaning, from the Tractatus. Its basic idea is to use Picture Theory to understand the pictures of geometry. I will (...)
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  33. Ladislav Kvasz (1998). The Epistemological Foundations of Geometry in 19 Th Century. Philosophia Scientiae 3 (2):183-202.
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  34. Ladislav Kvasz (1997). Why Don't They Understand Us? Science and Education 6 (3):263-272.
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  35. Ladislav Kvasz (1996). Henri Poincaré and the Epistemological Interpretation of the Erlangen Program. Philosophia Scientiae 1 (4):107-118.
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  36. Ladislav Kvasz (1996). Vývin pojmov–tretie pokračovanie. Organon F 4:394-408.
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