Accession Number : AD0644733

Title :   THE STRUCTURE OF SCIENCE: THE PROBLEM OF FORMULATING A PROBLEM,

Corporate Author : BUREAU OF NAVAL WEAPONS WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MATHEMATICIAN

Personal Author(s) : Burington,Richard S.

Report Date : 16 MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Contents: The problem of discovering what the problem proposer really wants; The structure of science; On the manner in which physical theories may be constructed; On the manner in which mathematical theories (or systems) may be constructed; Role of logic in science; The importance of trust, semantics and communications as applied to problem formulation; Useful approaches, techniques, and philosophies to problem formulation.

Descriptors :   (*SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, THEORY), MATHEMATICAL LOGIC, DETERMINATION, REASONING, SEMANTICS, PHILOSOPHY

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE