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Title Scientific pluralism / Stephen H. Kellert, Helen E. Longino, and C. Kenneth Waters, editors
Published Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (xxix, 248 pages) : illustrations
Series Minnesota studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 19
Minnesota studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 19.
Contents Introduction: the pluralist stance / Stephen H. Kellert, Helen E. Longino, and C. Kenneth Waters -- The many unities of science : politics, semantics, and ontology / Alan W. Richardson -- Perspectival pluralism / Ronald N. Giere -- Plurality and complementarity in quantum dynamics / Michael Dickson -- Pluralism and the foundations of mathematics / Geoffrey Hellman and John L. Bell -- Pluralisms in economics / Esther-Mirjam Sent -- Theoretical pluralism and the scientific study of behavior / Helen E. Longino -- A new/old (pluralist) resolution of the mind-body problem / C. Wade Savage -- Explanations of the evolution of sex : a plurality of local mechanisms / Carla Fehr -- A pluralist interpretation of gene-centered biology / C. Kenneth Waters -- Disciplinary pluralism for science studies / Stephen H. Kellert
Summary Scientific Pluralism demonstrates the viability of the view that some phenomena require multiple accounts. Pluralists observe that scientists present varioussometimes even incompatiblemodels of the world and argue that this is due to the complexity of the world and representational limitations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Science -- Philosophy.
SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Science -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Kellert, Stephen H.
Longino, Helen E.
Waters, C. Kenneth, 1956-
ISBN 9780816698240