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ScienceAsia 4 (1978): 061-072 |doi: 10.2306/scienceasia1513-1874.1978.04.061

 

THE LIMITS OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE

 

MICHAEL J. MORAVCSIK

Summary: The article presents a phenomenological analysis of those factors which blfluence the amount of scientific knowledge a group or the whole human race can acquire in a given time period, or between now and the indefinite future. Some rather broad conclusions can be drawn from the results with respect to scientific research policy.

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Institute of Theoretical Science, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403, USA

Received 10 May 1978