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Philosophers, scientists and the unity of science
Sheehan, Helena
This paper examines historical images of the unity of science and makes a case for a contemporary conceptualisation of this project for our own times. It argues that, to overcome the fragmentation of knowledge, it is necessary to have an adequate and appropriate philosophy. This paper outlines the parameters of such a philosophy.
Keyword(s): Philosophy; Sociology; History; epistemology; ontology; philosophy of science; world view; positivism; pragmatism; marxism; reductionism; integrative levels; physics; biology; psychology
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Sheehan, Helena (1981) Philosophers, scientists and the unity of science. In: 16th International Congress of the History of Science, 26 August - 3 September 1981, Bucharest, Romania.
Publisher(s): International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science
File Format(s): application/pdf
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