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Standard View of Science

The Standard View of Science

  1. A Foundationist Epistemology
  2. Theories are hypothetico-deductive systems
  3. Research is a theoretical
  4. Emphasis on causality
  5. Explanation equal subsumption under law​

The Realist View

  1. Rejection of foundationist epistemology
  2. Nature and science are stratified and non-reducible
  3. Humean analysis of causation and lawfulness is rejected
  4. Explanation does not equal prediction​

The Coherence View

  1. Rejects corpuscularity
  2. Rejects Newtonian causality
  3. Processes and/or events constitute the one substance.​
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