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Methodological Universalism in Science and its Limits Imperialism Versus Complexity

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Universalism in science, when conceived in methodological terms, leads to the problem of the limits of science. On the one hand, there is “methodological imperialism” which in principle involves a form of universalism. On the other hand, there is the multivariate complexity – structural and dynamic, as well as epistemological and ontological – which represents a huge problem for methodological universalism, as may be seen with the obstacles for scientific prediction. Within the context of the limits of science, there is a better understanding of the issues of expansionism and imperialism.

1. Varieties of Methodological Universalism

1.1. Levels of Methodological Analysis

1.2. The Historical Dimension

2. The Limits for Methodological Universalism: The Problem of Complexity

2.1. Obstacles to Methodological Universalism Due to Complexity

2.2. Methodological Universalism and the Obstacles to Predictors from the Angle of Complexity

3. Coda: Limits of Science, Expansionism and Imperialism

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2012


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