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General-Scientific Categories

(Original title: Všeobecnovedné kategórie)
Filozofia, 43 (1988), 3, 283-294.
Type of work: Papers - Philosophical Problems of Scientific Cognition
Publication language: Slovak

In the paper the problem of the rise and development of general-scientific categories in scientific cognition is set up. They make up a system-formative component of the developing general-scientific approaches at present such as: systems approach, modelling, mathematization, formalization, information theory, etc. They are characterized as fundamental concepts of the new type science which include particular aspects of both special-scientific and philosophical categories. Here belong the following categories: „system“, „structure“, „function“, „information“, „model“, „symmetry“, etc.

The author outlines their specifity in view to their general-scientific and categorial character, to some aspects of contradictional character of their development. He pays attention to the role of general-scientific categories in contemporary theoretical knowledge and to their relation to philosophical and special-scientific categories.

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