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Pluralism, Multiplicity, and the Disunity of Sciences

Sandra Harding

in Objectivity and Diversity: Another Logic of Scientific Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226241227
eISBN:
9780226241531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241531.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

It is not just other societies’ sciences that are culturally embedded; so too are modern Western sciences. Recent histories demonstrate that the value-free commitment of logical empiricist philosophy ... More


Scientific Practice and the Scientific Image

Joseph Rouse

in Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293677
eISBN:
9780226293707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293707.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter initiates part two, situating scientific understanding within part one’s naturalistic, evolutionary account of human conceptual capacities. Prominent earlier accounts of a scientific ... More


Scientific Significance

Joseph Rouse

in Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293677
eISBN:
9780226293707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293707.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Scientific research and understanding are more selectively focused than traditional conceptions of a comprehensive scientific image suggest. Most truths and possible topics of inquiry have little or ... More


Neuroscience: A Multidisciplinary, Multilevel Field

Robert G. Shulman

in Brain Imaging: What it Can (and Cannot) Tell Us About Consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199838721
eISBN:
9780199345373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838721.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Although causal explanations by fundamental laws, such as those found in classical physics, are often considered the ideal of science, they are not the understanding scientists have of multilevel, ... More


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