ART.20.008 – Competing theories and the dynamics of science

Route: Art: research and innovation in the 21st century

Cluster question: 062 How does science operate, what is good science, and how can policy key into it?

The purpose of this initiative is to use new formal tools to study how science develops as a result of the competition between theories. We will make use of the latest insights in philosophy of science, mathematical logic, scientometrics – and especially the use of Machine Learning methods – as well as categorization theory.


dynamics of categories, formal epistemology, philosophy of science

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Organisation VU School of Business and Economics
Name Prof. dr. A. (Alessandra) Palmigiano