Lakatos (1978a)

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Lakatos, Imre. (1978) Philosophical Papers: Volume 1. The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes. Cambridge University Press.

Title Philosophical Papers: Volume 1. The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes
Resource Type book
Author(s) Imre Lakatos
Year 1978
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 9780521280310

Abstract

Imre Lakatos' philosophical and scientific papers are published here in two volumes. Volume I brings together his very influential but scattered papers on the philosophy of the physical sciences, and includes one important unpublished essay on the effect of Newton's scientific achievement.

Imre Lakatos had an influence out of all proportion to the length of his philosophical career. This collection exhibits and confirms the originality, range and the essential unity of his work. It demonstrates too the force and spirit he brought to every issue with which he engaged, from his most abstract mathematical work to his passionate 'Letter to the director of the LSE'. Lakatos' ideas are now the focus of widespread and increasing interest, and these volumes should make possible for the first time their study as a whole and their proper assessment.

Articles in This Book

Here are the articles included in this book:

  • Lakatos (1970): Lakatos, Imre. (1970) Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes. In Lakatos (1978a), 8-93.
  • Lakatos (1971a): Lakatos, Imre. (1971) History of Science and Its Rational Reconstructions. In Lakatos (1978a), 102-138.
  • Lakatos (1974a): Lakatos, Imre. (1974) Popper on Demarcation Criteria and Induction. In Lakatos (1978a), 139-167.
  • Lakatos and Zahar (1976): Lakatos, Imre and Zahar, Elie. (1976) Why Did Copernicus's Research Programme Supersede Ptolemy's? In Lakatos (1978a), 168-192.
  • Lakatos (1963b): Lakatos, Imre. (1963) Newton's Effects on Scientific Standards. In Lakatos (1978a), 193-222.

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Contributors

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