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Humanist Archives: June 19, 2021, 10:44 a.m. Humanist 35.94 - theory

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 94.
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        Date: 2021-06-18 14:39:12+00:00
        From: Dr. Herbert Wender <>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 35.92: theory?

Awaiting the recommendations of the experts (Dino Buzzetti?) I wold like to ask
if meanwhile the old compendium of Stegmüller has found a successsor?

   - Probleme und Resultate der Wissenschafttheorie und Analytischen Philosophie
      - Band I, Erklärung-Begründung-Kausalität, 1983
      - Band II, Theorie und Erfahrung, 1974
         - 1. Teilband: Theorie und Erfahrung, 1974
         - 2. Teilband: Theorienstrukturen und Theoriendynamik, 1985
         - 3. Teilband: Die Entwicklung des neuen Strukturalismus seit 1973,

      - Band III, Strukturtypen der Logik, 1984
      - Band IV, Personelle und statistische Wahrscheinlichkeit, 1973
         - 1. Halbband: Personelle Wahrscheinlichkeit und rationale
Entscheidung, 1973
         - 2. Halbband: Statistisches Schließen - Statistische Begründung -
Statistische Analyse, 1973

Kind regards, Herbert

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 92.
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        Date: 2021-06-17 13:00:15+00:00
        From: James Rovira <>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 35.90: theory?

I can't explain what makes a great question, but this is a great question.
I would hazard that a great question is only one that I haven't asked
myself before but that piques my interest, especially if it hasn't come up
in my reading. A question that could be inferred from my reading but not
necessarily directly stated is a good question, and a question that's
already answered in the reading is a bad one.

I suspect you're going to find the same *kinds *of differences across the
same *kinds *of disciplines with fewer differences among different fields
within those disciplines. So "theory" in humanities will have many of the
same kinds of differences and similarities across different areas of the
humanities, and the same may be true of the sciences.

Looking forward to other responses, though.

Jim R

> Perhaps someone here can help. I'm looking for a discussion of 'theory'
> that recognises the differences across disciplines. Any recommendations?
> Thanks.
> Yours,
> WM

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