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Scientific Theorizing

in Scientific Perspectivism

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780226292120
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226292144 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226292144.003.0004
Scientific Theorizing

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This chapter argues that theoretical claims are also perspectival. The basic idea is that conception is a lot like perception, or, that theorizing is a lot like observing. More specifically, in creating theories, scientists create perspectives within which to conceive of aspects of the world. To make this argument, the chapter first presents a conception of theorizing.

Keywords: scientific theorizing; perspectival; conception of theorizing

Chapter.  15524 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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