Sarwar, Ameer. (2022) General System-Theoretic Framework for Theories of Scientific Change. In Barseghyan et al. (Eds.) (2022), 177-199.
|Title||General System-Theoretic Framework for Theories of Scientific Change|
|Resource Type||collection article|
|Collection||Barseghyan et al. (Eds.) (2022)|
My aim in this chapter is to introduce the general system theory and to provide directions for research. One of the central issues in scientonomy is that its object of study is ill-defined. I will begin to approach this question by drawing on the general system theory. In so doing, I will introduce the scientonomic community to a radically different way of thinking about explaining changes in scientific worldviews. Even if many of my ideas appear radical, I hope that by contradistinction the reader may appreciate how the scientonomic ideas may be made more precise.