Importance in Scientific Discovery

Publication Year:
2001
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/486
Author(s):
Rescher, Nicholas
preprint description
While everyone acknowledges that the distinction between important and unimportant work is crucial in and for science, there is effectively no systematic investigation of how this distinction is to be conceived and implemented. This paper takes some tentative steps into remedying this deficiency.