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dc.contributor.editorCarrier, Martin
dc.contributor.editorMertens, Rebecca
dc.contributor.editorReinhardt, Carsten
dc.date.issued2021
dc.date.submitted2021-03-18T13:03:58Z
dc.identifierONIX_20210318_9783839454152_10
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47377
dc.description.abstractAs a powerful tool in the production of knowledge, comparing plays a crucial part in the sciences and the humanities. This volume explores the relationship between comparing and narrating in epistemic practices and clarifies the ways in which narratives enable or impede practices of comparing. It takes into account related activities, such as measuring and classifying, modeling, establishing norms and categories, as well as organizing and popularizing knowledge, to analyze the ambivalent relationship between narratives, scientific explanation, and understanding. The contributions bring out the epistemic role of narratives, and elucidate how narratives are connected to comparisons and scientific explanations.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDX History of science
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDA Philosophy of science
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDR Impact of science & technology on society
dc.subject.otherComparison
dc.subject.otherNarrative
dc.subject.otherExplanation
dc.subject.otherHistory of Science
dc.subject.otherHistory of Art
dc.subject.otherScience
dc.subject.otherPhilosophy of Science
dc.subject.otherSociology of Science
dc.subject.otherLiterary Studies
dc.subject.otherBielefeld University Press
dc.titleNarratives and Comparisons
dc.title.alternativeAdversaries or Allies in Understanding Science?
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14361/9783839454152
oapen.relation.isbn9783839454152
oapen.relation.isbn9783837654158
oapen.pages206


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