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Internal and External Influences in I. Hrušovský’s Conception of the Development of Scientific Knowledge

(Original title: Problém vnútorných a vonkajších faktorov v Hrušovského koncepcii vývinu vedeckého poznania)
Filozofia, 65 (2010), 10, 939-952.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

In the first part of the paper the authors describe Hrušovský’s model of the development of scientific knowledge, which, due to the influence of logical empiricism, he saw as cumulative, hypothetical-confirmationist and internalistic, i.e. taking into account only scientific factors. In the second part it is showed, that Hrušovský acknowledged the influence of the external factors, emphasizing at the same time the fundamental independence of scientific knowledge. He dismissed the vulgar eco nomism as well as the extreme internalism (immanentism).


Hypothetical confirmationism, Externalism, Internalism, Cumulativism, Development of scientific knowledge

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