Is scientific research driven by opportunity, problems, or observations?

Frontiers of Philosophy in China 3 (3):424-437 (2008)

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Tong Wu
London School of Economics
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With the recent rise of the philosophy of scientific practices, SSK (Sociology of Scientific Knowledge), and feminist approaches to the philosophy of science, a new perspective is gradually coming into being, holding that the starting point for scientific research is opportunity. Opportunistic features in solar neutrino experiments, Opportunistic features of complexity studies emerging from economics, and the measurement of insects’ flight can prove the above perspective from different angels. It is important and significant to determine whether the starting point for scientific research is opportunity, a problem, or an observation.
Keywords scientific research  starting point  opportunity  problem  observation  科学研究  起点  机会  问题  观察
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DOI 10.1007/s11466-008-0027-5
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