More on understanding in the social sciences

Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 10 (1-4):321-326 (1967)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

A central mistake in Rolf Gruner's recent article on understanding in the socia sciences in ferreted out, and consideration of it is used both to analyse Gruner's interpretation of understanding and to sketch a more adequate interpretation. The mistake is in distinguishing meanings and facts. The analysis suggests that Gruner was forced to see understanding both as a special kind of explanation and at the same time as no explanation. The sketch offers a distinction of three senses of ?understanding? ? as identification of a certain kind of subject matter, as explanation of it, and as a subjective feeling consequent upon such explanation

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,363

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

II. Understanding in the social sciences revisited.James W. van Evra - 1969 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 12 (1-4):347-349.
III. The notion of understanding: Replies to Cunningham and van Evra.Rolf Gruner - 1969 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 12 (1-4):349-356.
No understanding without explanation.Michael Strevens - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (3):510-515.
Scientific explanation and the sense of understanding.J. D. Trout - 2002 - Philosophy of Science 69 (2):212-233.
Contextualism, explanation and the social sciences.Harold Kincaid - 2004 - Philosophical Explorations 7 (3):201 – 218.
Understanding in the social sciences and history.Rolf Gruner - 1967 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 10 (1-4):151 – 163.

Analytics

Added to PP
2010-08-10

Downloads
35 (#336,039)

6 months
1 (#451,398)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Frank Cunningham
Last affiliation: University of Toronto, St. George Campus

Citations of this work

II. Understanding in the social sciences revisited.James W. van Evra - 1969 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 12 (1-4):347-349.
III. The notion of understanding: Replies to Cunningham and van Evra.Rolf Gruner - 1969 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 12 (1-4):349-356.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references