On-line version ISSN 1851-9636
CASSINI, Alejandro. Teorías y modelos según Klimovsky. Anal. filos. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.1, pp. 69-87. ISSN 1851-9636.
In this work I address the way Klimovsky conceived of theories and models in science. I start by describing Klimovsky's hypothetico-deductive conception of empirical theories. I then present the different senses of "model" identified by Klimovsky, and I discuss his understanding of the relation between theories and models. Next I analyze the semantic conception of theories, and argue that Klimovsky held an ambiguous stance towards them, insofar as he did not considered them to be a genuine alternative to the hypothetico-deductive method. I further present a propositional conception of theories that enables us to overcome various criticisms from semanticists to Klimovsky's statement conception of theories. I conclude by showing that Klimovsky embraced a unified perspective on the structure of empirical and formal theories.
Keywords : Hypothetico-deductive method; Axiomatic method; Semantic view of theories; Consistency proofs.