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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||SpringerBriefs in Philosophy|
|Publisher||Springer Science and Business Media B.V.|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 2011|
|Name||SpringerBriefs in Philosophy|
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