By Wolfgang Stegmüller
The current textual content originated with the purpose of writing a quick respond to Feyerabend's exact dialogue of my e-book The constitution and Dynamics of Theories. For purposes defined within the creation this became out to be an most unlikely project. What resulted was once a self-contained new method of the structuralist view, mixed with an try to deliver it brand new by way of together with a file at the most up-to-date advancements. As concerns stand it should were unreasonable and unfair of me to invite the editors of The British magazine for the Philosophy of technological know-how to put up this article which exceeds via a long way the scale of a regular essay. therefore, a separate e-book appeared really useful. i'm deeply indebted to Springer-Verlag for making this ebook attainable. because the e-book of the above-mentioned booklet i've got realized much from the works, in part unpublished, of Professor Joseph D. Sneed, Professor Carlos Ulises Moulines, and Dr. Wolfgang Balzer. I may still wish to thank my co-workers Dr. Wolfgang Balzer and Dr. Matthias Varga von Kibed and my scholar Michael Heidelberger for plenty of positive, serious comments at the first draft of the manuscript and, furthermore, Dr. Balzer for amassing and orga nizing the fabric for the Formal Appendix. final, yet no longer least, I show my hot because of Mrs. Clara Seneca, Oldenburg, and Mr. Roberto Minio, Springer Verlag, for amending my English formulations. V desk of Contents creation ....................................... .