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New Directions in the Philosophy of Science

The Structure of Interdisciplinary Science

Authors: Hvidtfeldt, Rolf

  • Presents an alternative approach to the analysis of interdisciplinarity
  • Shows how and why philosophy is relevant to these issues
  • Develops a representation based approach
  • Considers the consequences of a representation-based approach
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This book presents a novel approach to the analysis of interdisciplinary science based on the contemporary philosophical literature on scientific representation. The basic motivation for developing this approach is that epistemic issues are insufficiently dealt with in the existing literature on interdisciplinarity. This means that when interdisciplinary science is praised (as it often is), it is far from clear to what extent this praise is merited – at least if one cares about various more or less standardised measures of scientific quality. To develop a more adequate way of capturing what is going on in interdisciplinary science, the author draws inspiration from the rich philosophical literature on modelling, idealisation, perspectivism, and scientific pluralism. The discussion hereof reveals a number of critical pitfalls related to transferring mathematical and conceptual tools between scientific contexts, which should be relevant and interesting for anyone actively engaged in funding, evaluating, or carrying out interdisciplinary science.

About the authors

Rolf Hvidtfeldt is a postdoctoral fellow at the Humanomics Research Centre, Aalborg University, Denmark. His research is mainly focused on the philosophies of science evaluation, scientific communication, and conflicts of perspective.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Structure of Interdisciplinary Science
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in the Philosophy of Science
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90872-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90872-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90871-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 295
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