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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5 January 2021, 206 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5415-8

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Book title
Narratives and Comparisons Adversaries or Allies in Understanding Science?
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
206
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 26 SW-Abbildungen, 6 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5415-8
DOI
10.14361/9783839454152
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
PDX PDA PDR
BISAC-Code
HIS054000 SCI034000 PHI004000 SCI075000 SOC026000
THEMA-Code
PDX PDA PDR
Release date
5 January 2021
Edition
1
Topics
Wissenschaft
Readership
History, Philosophy, History of Art
Keywords/Tags
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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