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The nature of scientific thinking : on interpretation, explanation and understanding

Author: Jan Faye
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tekst op achterflap: "For a long time philosophers and scientists have wrestled with explanatory and representational questions such as what can be considered the right form of explanation, what makes something explanatory, and how does a representation by which one explains connect to the world. Therefore explanation and representation are some of the most debated concepts that characterize scientific thinking;  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Faye
ISBN: 9781137389824 1137389826
OCLC Number: 879877389
Description: XIV, 333 pagina's ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction to the Reader and Acknowledgements 1. Forms of Understanding 2. Understanding As Organized Beliefs 3. On Interpretation 4. Representations 5. Scientific Explanation 6. Causal Explanations 7. Other Tpes of Explanations 8. The Pragmatics of Explanation 9. Not Just Why-questions 10. A Rhetorical Approach to Explanation 11. Pluralism and The Unity of Science Literature Notes
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Scientific thinking must be understood as an activity. The acts of interpretation, representation, and explanation are the cognitive processes by which scientific thinking leads to understanding. The  Read more...

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