[Crm-sig] CRMInf Introduction, homework

martin martin at ics.forth.gr
Wed Feb 4 22:11:31 EET 2015

Maria (and I) propose the following explanation:

Descriptive sciences are all the sciences that collect, observe, 
describe phenomena and find straightforward correlations between them 
without a particular scientific hypothesis in mind. Empirical sciences 
aim to explain the observed phenomena and to draw hypothetical 
conclusions about their behavior and their relationships under given 
circumstances. Since the argumentation and inference making in both 
sciences are based on observation of the sensory data, they can be 
considered as “empirical sciences” in a wider sense. In this 
perspective, the sciences that perform experiments to test their 
conclusions about the observed phenomena can be regarded as a 
subcategory of “empirical sciences”. Thus, according to our view 
descriptive and empirical sciences are not competitive but complementary.




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