Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A

Publication Date

6-1-2013

Volume

44

Issue

2

First Page

161

Last Page

168

Abstract

This paper is a supplement to, and provides a proof of principle of, Kuhn vs. Popper on Criticism and Dogmatism in Science: A Resolution at the Group Level. It illustrates how calculations may be performed in order to determine how the balance between different functions in science—such as imaginative, critical, and dogmatic—should be struck, with respect to confirmation (or corroboration) functions and rules of scientific method.

DOI

10.1016/j.shpsa.2012.11.011

Print ISSN

00393681

E-ISSN

18792510

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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd

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Recommended Citation

Rowbottom, D. P. (2013). Kuhn vs. Popper on criticism and dogmatism in science, part II: How to strike the balance. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 44(2), 161-168. doi: 10.1016/j.shpsa.2012.11.011