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Interpretation in the Natural Sciences

Faye, Jan (2007) Interpretation in the Natural Sciences. In: [2007] EPSA07: 1st Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Madrid, 15-17 November, 2007).

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    Interpretation in science has gained little attention in the past because philosophers of science believed that interpretation belongs to the context of discovery or must be associated with meaning. But scientists often speak about interpretation when they report their findings. Elsewhere I have argue in favour of a pragmatic-rhetorical theory of explanation, and it is in light of this theory that I suggest we can understand interpretation in the natural sciences.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: Interpretation, Explanation, Understanding
    Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
    Conferences and Volumes: [2007] EPSA07: 1st Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Madrid, 15-17 November, 2007)
    Depositing User: Jan Faye
    Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:15
    Item ID: 3736
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3736

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