Abstract

Lakatos is considered to be a Popperian who adapted his Hegelian-Marxist training to critical philosophy. I claim this is too narrow and misses Lakatos' goal of understanding scientific inquiry as heuristic inquiry—something he did not find in Popper, but found in Polanyi. Archival material shows that his 'new method' struggled to overcome what he saw as the Popperian handicap, by using Polanyi.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9274
Print ISSN
1063-6145
Pages
pp. 318-346
Launched on MUSE
2006-12-11
Open Access
No
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