Scientometrics in the context of probabilistic philosophy

Citation
Lg. Gurjeva et P. Wouters, Scientometrics in the context of probabilistic philosophy, SCIENTOMETR, 52(2), 2001, pp. 111-126
Citations number
26
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Library & Information Science
Journal title
SCIENTOMETRICS
ISSN journal
0138-9130 → ACNP
Volume
52
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
111 - 126
Database
ISI
SICI code
0138-9130(200110)52:2<111:SITCOP>2.0.ZU;2-I
Abstract
Although the word "naukometriya" (first translated as sciencemetrics) was c oined by V. V, Nalimov (1910-1997) in 1969, this field was not his main con cern In the work of this multifaceted and intriguing scientist and scholar, scientometrics was only of central concern for a short period of time. Nev ertheless, it is no coincidence that Nalimov is regarded as one of the foun ding fathers of scientometrics. In this article, we discuss the development of Nalimov's style of scientometric research within the context of his dis tinctive approach to the sciences, social sciences and humanities in their entirety: his probabilistic philosophy of science and the world.