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ON THE ESSENTIAL INSTABILITY THESIS OF SCIENCE

Dr.Sudhakar Venukapalli.

Abstract
The hitherto philosophers of science assumed that justification had a thoroughgoing logic and therefore a philosophical
account of discovery must be in terms of a logic of discovery. However the recognition that it is impossible to provide
an algorithmic or semi-algorithmic scheme and the recognition that justification itself if viewed more in terms of
historical authenticity is unnameable to a logical articulation and more than that, the realisation that discovery has a
philosophical relevance independent of its relation to justification have replaced the "logic of discovery" by the
"methodology of discovery". This paper begins with the category shift from the idea of an unchanging set of principles
that is supposed to underlie and persist through the changing content of science to the idea of radical instability of
science, according to which nothing remains stable in the shifts that scientific theorizing undergoes. Thus, a categorial
shift from the idea of an essentially stable core of science to the idea of an essential instability of science. This
replacement of stability by instability is one of the hallmarks of post-Positivist philosophy of science. An attempt is
made in this paper to discuss the views of Dudley Shapere who very effectively enunciates the thesis of essential
instability of science.

Key words: scientific discovery; categorial shift; essntial instability; logic of justification and incommensurability.


 
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Dr.Sudhakar Venukapalli. "ON THE ESSENTIAL INSTABILITY THESIS OF SCIENCE ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.9 (2020), 2372-2377. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.385



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Dr.Sudhakar Venukapalli (2020) ON THE ESSENTIAL INSTABILITY THESIS OF SCIENCE . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (9), 2372-2377. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.385