chapter  II
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The Structure of Science

WithA. Cornelius Benjamin

This chapter explains about science, the generality of the considerations advanced will make the conclusions equally applicable to history and philosophy. The test of the legitimacy of making a scientific study of science lies not in the preliminary analysis and justification of the method but in the effectiveness of the results. To prove that science may be known, one need only plunge into the study of science and by learning something of its character demonstrate the futility of having asked the question. Science is a value activity and consequently shares the general features of all activities. From the point of view of its general place in the cultural life of man, science is the same kind of thing as art, religion, and morality. Science is possible only if objects exhibit in themselves the same rationality which they exhibit in the context of cognition.