Narratives and Comparisons

Adversaries or Allies in Understanding Science?

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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12. Januar 2021, 206 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-8394-5415-2
Dateigröße: 5.12 MB

Weiterempfehlen

Martin Carrier

Martin Carrier, Universität Bielefeld, Deutschland

Rebecca Mertens

Rebecca Mertens, Universität Bielefeld, Deutschland

Carsten Reinhardt

Carsten Reinhardt, Universität Bielefeld, Deutschland

Buchtitel
Narratives and Comparisons Adversaries or Allies in Understanding Science?
Verlag
transcript Verlag
Seitenanzahl
206
Ausstattung
26 SW-Abbildungen, 6 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8394-5415-2
DOI
10.14361/9783839454152
Warengruppe
1510
BIC-Code
PDX PDA PDR
BISAC-Code
HIS054000 SCI034000 PHI004000 SCI075000 SOC026000
THEMA-Code
PDX PDA PDR
Erscheinungsdatum
12. Januar 2021
Themen
Wissenschaft
Adressaten
History, Philosophy, History of Art
Schlagworte
Comparison, Narrative, Explanation, History of Science, History of Art, Science, Philosophy of Science, Sociology of Science, Literary Studies, Bielefeld University Press

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