Main headings: Part I. Contributions to the idealizational theory of science.- Part II. The nature of scientific cognition. - Part III. The development of science. - Part IV. Problems of verification of knowledge. - Part V. Philosophy of physics and cosmology. - Part VI. Some problems of the theory of reality.
Preface Part I: Contributions to the Idealizational Theory of Science Idealization and Concretization in the Natural Sciences Plato's Philosophy and the Essence of the Scientific Method The Idealizational Theory of Science and Physics of the Microworld The Idealizational Conception of Science and the Structure of the Law of Universal Gravitation Part II: The Nature of Scientific Cognition On Kinds of Knowledge Scientific and Everyday Knowledge Universality of Scientific Laws The Role of Theory in Physical Sciences The Leibniz-Einstein Principle of the Minimization of Premises On Kinds of Interpretation Procedures in Science The Problem of the Rationality of Science Principles and Kinds of Scientific Rationality The Rationality of Science and Limitations of Scientific Methods What has Changed in the Philosophical View of Science? Part III: The Development of Science Types of Determination vs. The Development of Science in Historical Epistemology Relation of Correspondence and Logical Consequence Experiment and Science Hegel's Historicism and Contemporary Conceptions of the Development of Science Part IV: Problems of Verification of Knowledge Are there Definitively Falsifying Procedures in Science? On the so-called Complementary Experiments. The Example of Fizeau's and Michelson's Experiments Testability of Knowledge at Various Levels of its Development Atomistic Empiricism or Holistic Empiricism? The Notion of an ad hoc Hypothesis Part V: Philosophy of Physics and Cosmology On the Peculiarity of Physics and its Divisions Models of Rationality in Physics Transcendental Philosophy and Physics of the Microworld The Universality of Scientific Laws and the Evolution of the Universe Aspects of the Problem of the Spatiotemporal Infinity of the World The Peculiar Status of Cosmology as a Science The Origin of the Universe and Contemporary Cosmology and Philosophy Newton's Fields of Study and Methodological Principles Hegel and Contemporary Natural Sciences Part VI: Some Problems of the Theory of Reality Unity or Variety of Nature? The Place of Processes in the Structure of Reality Science and Technology and the Current Trends in the Development of Culture Hegel's Category of Totality and His Concept of State The Being of Beings in Heidegger's Sein und Zeit References