Critical rationalism in the test tube? Lecture given at the ''international summer school on the philosophy of chemistry and biochemistry'', Bradford & ilkley community college, 11. – 14. july 1994 [Book Review]

Popper's critical rationalism is widely accepted under scientists and philosophers of science as a proper method for the reconstruction of scientific theories. On occasion of the application of the Popperian ideas for the reconstruction of chemistry by Akeroyd the flaws of the critical rationalist approach are criticised and a methodical alternative is proposed, involving the operational definition of scientific terms.
Keywords chemistry  critical rationalism  methodicalreconstruction  normative epistemology  operational definition
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DOI 10.1023/A:1008211713268
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