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The Methodology of Scientific Research…

The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes: Philosophical Papers… (edition 1980)

by Imre Lakatos

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Title:The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes: Philosophical Papers (Philosophical Papers Volume I)
Authors:Imre Lakatos
Info:Cambridge University Press (1980), Edition: New Ed, Paperback
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There are five papers in this collection. They overlap, and they have widely different relevance. The first paper is the most important: it is where Lakatos presents his methodology. The second paper is also interesting in that he applies this methodology to epistemology itself.

Lakatos is convincing, engaging, and a good complement and counterpoint to Feyerabend's Against Method. ( )
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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his very influential but scattered papers on the philosophy of the physical sciences, and includes one important unpublished essay on the effect of Newton's scientific achievement. Volume II presents his work on the philosophy of mathematics (much of it unpublished), together with some critical essays on contemporary philosophers of science and some famous polemical writings on political and educational issues. 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.

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