Deniz, Şefik
January 2010
Ekev Academic Review;Winter2010, Vol. 14 Issue 42, p189
Academic Journal
Though the question about the nature and rationality of scientific knowledge is a fundamental philosophical issue, by and large science is accredited as a rational sort of knowledge. The basis of this common idea is that science seizes facts by a quantitative and objective manner and explains them via a strict method which inherently and necessarily belongs to science. In this study our aim is to discuss what we mean by scientific rationality and analyze the debates about it. Firstly, beginning with the epistemological and logical problems and the question how much scientific knowledge is rational; the disputes will be analyzed through the scientific method and the development of scientific knowledge. Secondly, related to the metaphysics of science and to the question why science must be rational, these debates will be discussed as the relation between mathematics and scientific rationality through development of the modern cosmology, philosophy and modern mathematical science.


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