File /Humanist.vol22.txt, message 375

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Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 06:28:04 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: [Humanist]  22.379 how different subjects are different

                 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 <>
        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,;
Editor, Humanist,;
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews,

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