[Humanist] 22.379 how different subjects are different
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 379.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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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.
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.
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