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1. General Term: Heuristic
Heuristic Heuristic - a word used both as a noun and an adjective, in both cases to
refer to a technique or proposal which is used as a device for finding out more
about the field of study in question (Greek heurisko meaning
2. God, Humanity and the Cosmos Topic: The Role of Model and Metaphor
The model proved a fruitful heuristic device - that is to
say, it promoted further exploration, and allowed various predictions to be
made and tested. As a result of that work, earlier models - from Democritus to
Rutherford - have long since been
3. Divine Action Topic: Murphy, Nancey. Evidence of Design in the Fine-Tu...
hypotheses and a positive heuristic for the expansion of the
auxiliary hypotheses into new domains of data.
To avoid circularity and
relativism, Lakatos provides external criteria for choosing among competing
research programs. A