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Meunier, Robert (2021) What is an approach in science? [Preprint]

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In this paper, I first introduce the question of actors’ vs analysts’ categories. I then provide an explication of the concept of an approach that captures the use of the term by scientists and will be useful for philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science to analyze research in the empirical sciences. For this purpose, I lay out some preliminaries for a successful explication, provide a definition as the core of the explication, and assess the adequacy of the suggested explication. Finally, I point out some historical, sociological, and philosophical dimensions of approaches that can be addressed by means of the analytic category introduced by means of the explication.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Meunier, Robertrobert.meunier@uni-kassel.de0000-0002-4026-6167
Keywords: Philosophy of science in practice History of science Social studies of science Explication Actors' categories Research problems Methods Experiment
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Depositing User: Dr. Robert Meunier
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2021 20:16
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2021 20:16
Item ID: 19534
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Date: 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19534

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