• ISSN: 2155-7950
  • Journal of Business and Economics

Methodological Analysis: Between Universal and Temporal and Spatial Limitation of the Validity of the Laws of Science

Grażyna Musiał 
(University of Economics in Katowice, Poland)

Abstract: According to modern methodology, one of the fundamental necessary conditions that must be met by the candidates who are candidates for the title of science laws, sentences law-like, and therefore a condition actually fulfilled by the laws of science, is a condition of strict generality. One of the great methodologists of the twentieth century, Karl Raimund Popper, states that scientific theories are universal sentences and he specifies that the issue of whether the law of science they are universal in the strict sense, or only numerically, we will not resolve in any case by argumentation. It belongs to the issues that can only be resolved by agreement or convention.

Key words: law of sciences; Nancy Cartwright; Oskar Lange; Karl Raimund Popper; explanation; idealization

         JEL codes: B00, B40, C12, C18

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