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Special Sciences and the Unity of Science

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Special Sciences and the Unity of Science

Special Sciences and the Unity of Science By Olga Pombo, Juan Manuel Torres, John Symons, Shahid Rahman (eds.)
2012 | 302 Pages | ISBN: 9400720297 | PDF | 4 MB


Science is a dynamic process in which the assimilation of new phenomena, perspectives, and hypotheses into the scientific corpus takes place slowly. The apparent disunity of the sciences is the unavoidable consequence of this gradual integration process. Some thinkers label this dynamical circumstance a ‘crisis’. However, a retrospective view of the practical results of the scientific enterprise and of science itself, grants us a clear view of the unity of the human knowledge seeking enterprise. This book provides many arguments, case studies and examples in favor of the unity of science. These contributions touch upon various scientific perspectives and disciplines such as: Physics, Computer Science, Biology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, and Economics.