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Circular Foundations

Andrew Vincent

in The Nature of Political Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199271252
eISBN:
9780191601101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271259.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Deals with the hermeneutic work of Hans‐Georg Gadamer. It analyses the development of hermeneutic thinking, the focus on language, the critique of the Enlightenment and positivism, the role of ... More


Language 1

Bart Nooteboom

in Learning and Innovation in Organizations and Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241002
eISBN:
9780191696886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241002.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

Insight is needed, in particular, into the variability of meaning and processes of meaning change. This chapter considers the ‘hermeneutic circle’. Together with the theory of knowledge and cognitive ... More


The Problem of Coordination

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278220
eISBN:
9780191707926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278220.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

The term ‘problem of coordination’ had appeared in Mach's writings on mechanics and thermodynamics; was salient in the discussion of the relation between mathematical and physical geometry that ... More


Summary

Bart Nooteboom

in Learning and Innovation in Organizations and Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241002
eISBN:
9780191696886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241002.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter presents a summary of the topics discussed in the preceding chapters. These include learning and innovation, evolution and institutions, situated action, hermeneutic circle, heuristic ... More


Conclusion: Toward Sustainably Critical International Theory

Daniel J. Levine

in Recovering International Relations: The Promise of Sustainable Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916061
eISBN:
9780199980246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916061.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The conclusion undertakes two key tasks. Surveying the case studies of the previous three chapters, it argues that reification can be understood as a coherent phenomenon, affecting the course of ... More


To Save the Phenomena 1

Bas C. van Fraassen

in The Scientific Image

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198244271
eISBN:
9780191597473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198244274.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

What is the empirical content of a theory? If a theory is identified with one of its linguistic formulations, the only available answers allow for no non‐trivial distinction between empirical and ... More


Artificial, in the Best Sense of the Word

Karin Kukkonen

in Probability Designs: Literature and Predictive Processing

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190050955
eISBN:
9780190050986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190050955.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter outlines the tension between readers’ explorative inferences and the constraints of the text’s probability design. It foregrounds the ways in which the artificial nature of the designed ... More


The Status of Authorial Intentions

Richard Gaskin

in Language, Truth, and Literature: A Defence of Literary Humanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657902
eISBN:
9780191756337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657902.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter starts with an examination of the hermeneutic circle, and it is argued that, though there is a good sense in which such a circle does exist, nevertheless language provides us with a way ... More


Philosophical roots

Mark Bevir and Jason Blakely

in Interpretive Social Science: An Anti-Naturalist Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198832942
eISBN:
9780191871344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832942.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explains the basic philosophical concepts and features of the interpretive turn, including: meaning holism, the hermeneutic circle, self-interpretation, the social background, and ... More


Deconstruction and Meaning

Richard Gaskin

in Language, Truth, and Literature: A Defence of Literary Humanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657902
eISBN:
9780191756337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657902.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter treats of deconstruction, which is distinguished from linguistic idealism. It is argued that deconstruction, unlike the linguistic idealism that the book favours, takes an implausible ... More


Intertextual Precision Expectations

Karin Kukkonen

in Probability Designs: Literature and Predictive Processing

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190050955
eISBN:
9780190050986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190050955.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the chapters that follow, the third-order probability design is developed. The third-order probability design revolves around how expectations about second- and first-order predictions are ... More


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