Sociology :4M (8):5-16 (1997)

Rinat M. Nugayev
Moscow State University
Value dimensions of mature theory change in science are considered. It is argued that the interaction of the values of the cross-theories constitutes the major mechanism of theory change in this dimension. Examples from history of science describing the details of the mechanism are given.
Keywords Merton  Berger  Luckmann  Latour
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