By Wolfgang Stegmüller
The current textual content originated with the purpose of writing a short respond to Feyerabend's unique dialogue of my e-book The constitution and Dynamics of Theories. For purposes defined within the creation this became out to be an very unlikely venture. What resulted was once a self-contained new method of the structuralist view, mixed with an try and deliver it modern by means of together with a record at the most up-to-date advancements. As issues stand it should were unreasonable and unfair of me to invite the editors of The British magazine for the Philosophy of technology to put up this article which exceeds by means of a long way the scale of a regular essay. therefore, a separate booklet appeared a good option. i'm deeply indebted to Springer-Verlag for making this book attainable. because the book of the above-mentioned publication i've got realized much from the works, partially unpublished, of Professor Joseph D. Sneed, Professor Carlos Ulises Moulines, and Dr. Wolfgang Balzer. I should still prefer to thank my co-workers Dr. Wolfgang Balzer and Dr. Matthias Varga von Kibed and my scholar Michael Heidelberger for plenty of positive, serious feedback at the first draft of the manuscript and, additionally, Dr. Balzer for gathering and orga nizing the fabric for the Formal Appendix. final, yet no longer least, I exhibit my hot because of Mrs. Clara Seneca, Oldenburg, and Mr. Roberto Minio, Springer Verlag, for amending my English formulations. V desk of Contents advent ....................................... .
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While I am still convinced of the importance of general philosophy of science, my position has become closer to that of Suppes in the following essential respect: Whenever the matter at issue is the explication of an important metascientific concept then we can, on the level of general philosophy of science, give no necessary and sufficient conditions for this concept. Rather, we must be content to give some necessary conditions. With respect to my , this has the following effect. Most 'definitions' given there, belonging to level (2), lose this character and have to be interpreted as glVlng necessary conditions only.
On the other hand, there are some who are skeptical in this respect and who believe in the possibility of explication only in the context of particular theories. P. , must presumably be assigned to this second group. ' In the writings of Suppes we hardly encounter sweeping remarks on all of science. ) Some of the more historically oriented philosophers must also be considered as belonging to the second group since, in their opinion, not only the content of scientific terms but that of metascientific terms as well is altered in case of radical paradigm change 1.
In the present context the purely practical indication may suffice that a systematic exercise in the new apparatus of nets, subnets, and their relations on the abstract level will be imperative in order to acquire sufficient familiarity with this apparatus for application to particular cases. Let us illustrate the importance of reflections belonging to general philosophy of science with an example from a very different field, namely scientific explanation. (I) Up to now no one has succeeded in giving even an adequate explication of "deductive-nomological explanation of facts".