Book ID: CBB733953616

Narratives and Comparisons: Adversaries or Allies in Understanding Science? (2021)

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As a powerful tool in the production of knowledge, comparing plays a crucial part in the sciences and the humanities. This volume explores the relationship between comparing and narrating in epistemic practices and clarifies the ways in which narratives enable or impede practices of comparing. It takes into account related activities, such as measuring and classifying, modeling, establishing norms and categories, as well as organizing and popularizing knowledge, to analyze the ambivalent relationship between narratives, scientific explanation, and understanding. The contributions bring out the epistemic role of narratives, and elucidate how narratives are connected to comparisons and scientific explanations.

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Authors & Contributors
McGuire, James E.
Tuchanska, Barbara
McGuire, J. E.
Nersessian, Nancy J.
Magnani, Lorenzo
Haddock, Adrian
Journals
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Journal for General Philosophy of Science
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Publishers
Ohio University Press
Kluwer Academic
Polity Press
Cambridge University Press
Prometheus Books
University of Maryland, College Park
Concepts
Philosophy of science
Epistemology
Explanation; hypotheses; theories
Sociology of knowledge
Methodology of science; scientific method
Models and modeling in science
People
Aristotle
Feyerabend, Paul K.
Popper, Karl Raimund
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Laudan, Larry
Fraassen, Bas C. van
Time Periods
21st century
19th century
20th century
20th century, late
Ancient
20th century, early
Places
Greece
Great Britain
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