WHAT DOES IT MEAN ‘TO KNOW’?

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Transliteration of original Title: 
Chto znachit znat'?
Author(s): 
Elena A. Mamchur
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Issue number: 
No.4 (Vol.54)
Pages: 
225-233
Abstract: 

This is a review of the book “Poiski ponimaniya. Izbrannye trudy po istorii i filosofii nauki” by N.F.Ovchinnikov.  The author argues that the main topic of the reviewed book is the problem of knowledge. She pays special attention to the idea of invariance in its connection with the phenomena of scientific revolutions. The author also discusses the relations between fundamental science and science as social technology. 

Keywords: 
Ovchinnikov, Heisenberg, philosophy of science, invariance, knowledge, scientific revolution
References: 

Heisenberg W. Izmeneniya struktury myshleniya v razvitii nauki [Changes of reasoning structure in scientific devepotment]. In: Shagi za gorizont [Physics and Beyond: Encounters and Conversations]. Moscow: Progress, 1987. 368 p. (In Russian)

Mamchur E.A., Ovchinnikov N.F., Uemov A.I.  Printsip prostoty i mery slozhnosti [Principle of Simplicity and Measures of Complexity]. Moscow: Nauka, 1989, 304p. (In Russian)

DOI: 
10.5840/eps201754485
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