Mark Tschaepe


Prairie View A & M University

Guessing and Scientific Discovery: Hypothesis-generation as a logical process

Guessing is considered a central function of scientific inquiry by most scientists and philosophers, but it has mostly been neglected as an object of philosophical analysis. William Whewell, Karl Popper, Carl Hempel, and Peter Lipton have all indicated that guessing is a fundamental part of the process of hypothesis-generation, but none of them have included it as a subject of philosophical discourse.