David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Perspectives on Science 12 (1):29-54 (2004)
: Sociologists of Scientific Knowledge sometimes claim to study scientists belonging to other forms of life. This claim causes difficulties, as traditionally Wittgensteinians have taken it to be the case that other forms of life are incomprehensible to us. This paper examines whether, and how, sociologists might gain understanding of another form of life, and whether, and how, this understanding might be passed on to readers. I argue that most techniques proposed for gaining and passing on understanding are inadequate, but I end by describing a method that might work
|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
D. Z. Phillips (1995). Mysticism and Epistemology. Faith and Philosophy 12 (2):167-188.
Peter T. Macklem & Andrew Seely (2010). Towards a Definition of Life. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 53 (3):330-340.
Fabian Andres Ballesteros Gallego, Sanctity of Life : Exploring its Significance in Modern Medicine and Bioethics.
Günter Figal (2004). Life as Understanding. Research in Phenomenology 34 (1):20-30.
John Wilson (1998). Two Aspects of Morality. Journal of Moral Education 27 (1):35-46.
Norman H. Packard & Mark A. Bedau (2003). Artificial Life. In L. Nadel (ed.), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Nature Publishing Group. 505-512.
Petri Ylikoski (2004). Interests, Folk Psychology and the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge. Philosophical Explorations 7 (3):265 – 279.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads5 ( #229,521 of 1,102,744 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #296,833 of 1,102,744 )
How can I increase my downloads?