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Geography of insight : the sciences, the humanities, how they differ, why they matter

Author: Richard Foley
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
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The Geography of Insight argues that the issues of the humanities and sciences are different in kind and that inquiries into these issues also have different characteristics as do the resulting insights. These differences constitute an intellectual geography of the humanities and sciences: a mapping of key features of the two domains.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Foley, Richard, 1947-
Geography of insight.
New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017041851
(OCoLC)1023818615
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Foley
ISBN: 019086513X 9780190865139 9780190879174 0190879173
OCLC Number: 1029854054
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. The Humanities and Sciences Are Different; 2. The Distinctions; Indexical vs. Non-​Indexical; Perspectival vs. Non-​Perspectival; Prescriptive vs. Descriptive; Individual vs. Collective; 3. Secondary Differences; An Endpoint to Inquiry; Intellectual Progress; Intellectual Authority; Simplicity and Complexity; Involvement with Mentality; 4. Related Topics; Philosophy, the Humanities, the Sciences; Stories as Sources of Insight; A Quick Look at the Social Sciences; 5. Conclusion: A Plea for Intellectual Humility
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