[The problem of true knowledge in epidemiology]

Rev Saude Publica. 1992 Jun;26(3):206-14. doi: 10.1590/s0034-89101992000300013.
[Article in Portuguese]


The philosophical basis of the validation of scientific knowledge, with a view to establishing a critical point of view as to the adoption of Popper's propositions in epidemiology is examined. The conservative character that results from the technical limitations implied in this adoption is a noteworthy aspect of the discussion, despite the evident increase in heuristic rationality and creativity that result.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Epidemiologic Methods*
  • Philosophy, Medical*