What is a problem that we may solve it?

  title={What is a problem that we may solve it?},
  author={Thomas Nickles},

Experiment and theory building

There is a solid way to distinguish between the contexts of pursuit and of justification, on the basis of a theory’s evidential support and problem-solving ability, and it is argued that this allows for a productive middle position between epistemic realism and constructivism.

On some structural aspects of physical problems

Bachelard's concept of the problématique is used in order to classify physical problems and their interrelations. This classification is effectuated along two ‘dimensions’. Along the “horizontal

Adaptive Logics and the Integration of Induction and Deduction

The aim of this paper is twofold. First, I want to argue that the distinction between induction and deduction is less clear-cut than traditionally assumed, and that, moreover, most reasoning

The social act of citing: Towards new horizons in citation theory

The paper draws together central research on scientific problem solving and scientific documentation from a number of fields and demonstrates its latent potential for a general theory of citing.

Decision-making regarding adjustments for students with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms

ABSTRACT The aim of the current study was to examine how decisions are made and who is involved in decision-making regarding provision of adjustments for students with special educational needs in

Title: On the role of theory and modeling in neuroscience Short title: Theory and modeling

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Pursuit and inquisitive reasons.

  • W. Fleisher
  • Philosophy
    Studies in history and philosophy of science
  • 2022

The importance of context for leadership in education

The doctrine of leader centrism, supported by the concept of methodological individualism, dominates contemporary accounts of leadership in education and is generally applied as the default option

A pluralist approach to epistemic dilemmas in event attribution science

In recent years, a dispute has arisen within detection and attribution science concerning the appropriate methodology for associating individual weather events with anthropogenic climate change. In



Discussion: The Meno Paradox

An argument of Michael Polanyi ([3], pp. 21–24) for the necessity of ‘tacit knowledge’, based upon the paradox of the Meno is refuted correctly by Michael Bradie [1] who observes that the paradox, in


I shall be concerned in this paper to defend scientific realism against the thesis that the structure of the scientific theories we accept is radically underdetermined by any possible experimental

The Nature of Scientific Problems and their Roots in Metaphysics

According to Popper’s philosophy the perfect division of labor in research would soon stop scientific progress. His view explains why in the history of science many investigators have concentrated on

The Structure of Problems, (Part I)

as a new discipline of erotetic logic, which deals with the syntax and semantics of questions. This paper is not concerned with this sense of the word ‘problem’, but with problems as difficulties,