[Humanist] 22.379 how different subjects are different

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Dec 12 07:28:04 CET 2008


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 379.
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        Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 06:25:52 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: how different subjects are different

Those here with interests in interdisciplinarity and so how different 
disciplines go about their business differently will value a recent 
article by the Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann, "What might philosophy of 
science look like if chemists built it?", Synthese 155.3 (April 2007): 
321-36. Also his book, The Same and Not the Same (Columbia University 
Press, 1995), Part II: "The way it is told", is worth looking at. One of 
the valuable aspects of both is his argument concerning the reductionism 
characteristic of 20C physics.

Yours,
WM
-- 
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
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