Dois Pontos 7 (3) (2010)

David Bronstein
University of New South Wales
This paper discusses some issues about Aristotle’s theory of scientific investigation in Posterior Analytics II 8. Aristotle says that scientific investigation comes in three stages. My point is that Aristotle’s theory of scientific investigation cannot avoid Meno’s paradox – the paradox about the impossibility of whatsoever sort of investigation – unless its second stage, the stage in which one establishes that an object exists, is understood in terms of establishing that the object is a legitimate explanandum in the domain of a given science
Keywords investigação científica  definition  heurística  epistemologia  explicação  scientific research  aprendizado  heuristics  epistemology  explanation  definição
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DOI 10.5380/dp.v7i3.18017
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Aristotle on Meaning and Essence.David Charles - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
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