Empirical Foundations

Peter Kosso

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


All scientific knowledge must be based on observation. This is the basis of scientific method, but there is some ambiguity in how close a link is required between observation and theory. The method cannot be simply a process of generalizing knowledge from observations, since some, at least tentative, knowledge is prerequisite for making scientific observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Philosophy
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Philosophy
ISSN (Print)2211-4548
ISSN (Electronic)2211-4556


  • Induction
  • Observation
  • Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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