more from W.H. Newton-Smith

Single Idea 3853

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / G. Scientific Philosophy / 1. Aims of Science]

Full Idea

We are only justified in regarding scientific practice as the very paradigm of rationality if we can justify the claim that scientific change is rationally explicable.

Gist of Idea

For science to be rational, we must explain scientific change rationally


W.H. Newton-Smith (The Rationality of Science [1981], I.2)

Book Reference

Newton-Smith,W.H.: 'The Rationality of Science' [RKP 1981], p.3