Conceptual realist view The view that a true scientific theory is nothing more than theory that coheres with the conceptual framework accepted by a community of scientists Thomas Kuhn-argued that we should think of scientific knowledge in relation to communities of scientist who accept and work with that knowledge. (Ie communities that accept Darwin’s, Newton’s, Einstein’s, etc theories) -pointed out since undergoes “conceptual revolutions”, i.e. how Copernicus’s new theory replaced the old theory that the sun revolves around the earth=conceptual revolution-when a new theory replaces and old one, there may be no rational reason for saying that the new theory is better than the old one-American philosopher-a person who decides to become a scientist receives a prolonged indoctrination into these theorise and research methods of the scientific community
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2010 for the course SCIENCE 12342 taught by Professor Dr.meh during the Spring '10 term at Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus.