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Interpretation in the Natural Sciences

Faye, Jan (2007) Interpretation in the Natural Sciences. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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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)
Faye, Jan
Keywords: Interpretation, Explanation, Understanding
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
Depositing User: Jan Faye
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:15
Item ID: 3736

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