Imre Lakatos (November 9, 1922 – February 2, 1974) was a Hungarian philosopher of mathematics and science, known for his thesis of the fallibility of mathematics and its 'methodology of proofs and refutations' in its pre-axiomatic stages of development, and also for introducing the concept of the 'research programme' in his methodology of scientific research programmes. more »
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''Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind.''Imre Lakatos (1922-1974), Hungarian philosopher of science. repr. Scientific Revolutions, pp. 107-127, ed. I. Hacking. "History of Science and its Rat...