Epistemology & Philosophy of Science

Volume 56, Issue 3, 2019

Alexander Yu. Antonovski
Pages 30-35

On Misinterpretation of Mach, Poincare and Weber by A.L. Nikiforov

The article disproves the panel thesis of A.L. Nikiforov. The fallacy of his assertion that the ideas of Max Weber represent a marginal direction of the development of science, connected with the purely social interest of this thinker, is revealed. In turn, it is proved that the attribution of the idea of realism and the correspondent theory of truth to E. Mach and H. Poincare is incorrect or restrictedly possible.