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Influence of the Theory of Natural Dynamism on Philosophical Cognition of Matter and Its Consequences for Modern Sciences Paradigmatism
Global Spiral, ISSN 1937-268X (2007)
  • Bogusława Lewandowska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Abstract
There exist two basic aspects of the meaning of science regarded as knowledge: activity of the knowing subject and a source of information on the object. Now we are going to consider science perceived as a source of information on the object. The wider and deeper becomes our understanding of natural things and events due to information contained by such a source, the more useful and valuable is the source for us. To discover the natural orderliness is an essential contribution of sciences. The orderliness of nature as brought to light by scientific investigation is regarded as one of the basic aspects of nature characteristics. Science could arise only when man started to be interested enough in regularities of nature of natural phenomena as well. Most often the solution of every problem reveals a new problem or problem interesting for numerous investigators. In this way the sphere of interesting problems, questions and research tasks expands by extending the range of our investigations and studies. The formulation of such new research problems may be more often a proposal of transcending the boundary of the possibility both of the respective scientific theory (or theories) known contemporarily and of the scientific method. Do such boundaries exist at all? Are we able to answer conclusively this question? Is the entire world accessible to our scientific experiments? Is it possible to describe scientifically a part of world which is accessible to our experiments? Does the scientific world's picture comprise all cognitive ranges of the world? At the end the most fundamental question which we formulate continuing this thinking, namely the question: How can we justify the existence of world? Some physicists express the view that in the future there will be only one theory available enabling us to explain all that happens in the universe. However, before one such posssible theory can be proposed, it seems to be reasonable to reflect on the cognitive tools which are being proposed to us today by contemporary physics I will outline some of the main aspects that constitute orderliness in the structure of nature that is of interest to science. Among others, I will outline some dynamical aspects of the structure of nature and some sources of the dynamism phenomenon. I will show that science is a form of knowledge whose intrinsic purpose is the discovery of natural orderliness. To attain a deep and comprehensive view of the dynamical aspects of the structure of nature, it suffices that the line of thought demonstrated thus far in this paper will continue and extend by including the consequences for modern scientific paradigms.
Publication Date
Summer 2007
Citation Information
Bogusława Lewandowska. "Influence of the Theory of Natural Dynamism on Philosophical Cognition of Matter and Its Consequences for Modern Sciences Paradigmatism" Global Spiral, ISSN 1937-268X (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/boguslawa_lewandowska/5/