The Nature of Scientific Thinking - On Interpretation, Explanation and Understanding

von: J. Faye

Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

ISBN: 9781137389831 , 333 Seiten

Format: PDF

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The Nature of Scientific Thinking - On Interpretation, Explanation and Understanding


 

Scientific thinking must be understood as an activity. The acts of interpretation, representation, and explanation are the cognitive processes by which scientific thinking leads to understanding. The book explores the nature of these processes and describes how scientific thinking can only be grasped from a pragmatic perspective.

Jan Faye is a philosopher of science at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has written and edited a number of books in English as well as in Danish. Recently, he published After Postmodernism (2012), a book about the philosophy of the humanities, in which he argues that a pragmatic-naturalist understanding of humanistic research overcomes the traditional split in our views of the natural sciences and the humanities.