History and Philosophy of Physics


Who Can Explain the Process of Scientific Change Better: Popper, Kuhn, Lakatos, or Feyerabend?

Authors: Victor Christianto

As we know, for Popper scientific change can be explained rationally. For Kuhn, scientific change is caused by psychology of discovery which sometimes it cannot be explained rationally. For Lakatos, most scientific endeavors nowadays are governed by research programs, which cannot be falsified. See for example: http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/lehre/pmo/eng/Lakatos-Falsification.pdf And for Feyerabend, there is no specific method which can be used to explain scientific change. Anything is possible. They are four leading philosophers who seem to me represent major ideas on modern scientific change. So, who can explain the process of scientific change better among them?

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