David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Acta Biotheoretica 34 (2-4) (1985)
Heat sensitive pit organs in different species of snakes show various shapes. The relation between form characters and functions were analysed by means of two different research programs. This paper presents the methodological steps involved in these research programs. The first approach is called a qualitative explanation because it connects experimental data by means of qualitative statements in order to give a functional morphological explanation for the construction of the pits in respect to the behaviour of the snake. The second approach is called a quantitative explanation because the core of the explanation is a mathematical model which in its consequences explaines the construction of the pits in respect to image formation.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Richard Swinburne (1990). The Limits of Explanation. Philosophy 27 (Supplement):177 - 193.
Arno Wouters (1995). Viability Explanation. Biology and Philosophy 10 (4):435-457.
Ilkka Niiniluoto (1982). Truthlikeness for Quantitative Statements. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:208 - 216.
James Justus (2006). Loop Analysis and Qualitative Modeling: Limitations and Merits. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 21 (5):647-666.
James Hawthorne (1988). A Semantic Approach to Non-Monotonic Conditionals. In J. F. Lemmer & L. N. Kanal (eds.), Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence 2. Elsevier.
James Hawthorne & David Makinson (2007). The Quantitative/Qualitative Watershed for Rules of Uncertain Inference. Studia Logica 86 (2):247-297.
Mary Ellen Macdonald & Franco A. Carnevale (2008). Qualitative Health Research and the Irb: Answering the “so What?” With Qualitative Inquiry. [REVIEW] Journal of Academic Ethics 6 (1):1-5.
Louis Narens (1980). On Qualitative Axiomatizations for Probability Theory. Journal of Philosophical Logic 9 (2):143 - 151.
I. Hanzel (2011). Beyond Blumer and Symbolic Interactionism: The Qualitative-Quantitative Issue in Social Theory and Methodology. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 41 (3):303-326.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads5 ( #224,380 of 1,098,981 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #79,853 of 1,098,981 )
How can I increase my downloads?