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Systematicity: The Nature of Science

Paul Hoyningen-Huene


The book addresses the question of what the nature of science is. Throughout the book, “science” is taken in a very wide sense, including not only the natural sciences, but also mathematics, the social sciences, and the humanities. The question “What is science?” is answered by the following thesis: Scientific knowledge is primarily distinguished from other forms of knowledge, especially from everyday knowledge, by being more systematic. This thesis is developed in nine dimensions in which it is claimed that science is more systematic than other forms of knowledge, especially everyday knowledg ... More

Keywords: systematicity, science, social science, humanities, pseudo-science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199985050
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985050.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Hoyningen-Huene, author
Institute of Philosophy, Leibniz Universitat Hannover

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