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The Scenes of Inquiry: On the Reality of Questions in the Sciences

Nicholas Jardine


This book advocates a radical shift of concern in philosophical, historical, and sociological studies of the sciences — from answers and doctrines to questions and problems — and explores the consequences of such a shift. This book is at once naturalistic and historicist: naturalistic in considering the philosophy of the sciences, in particular as it relates to questions concerning the methods of the sciences and their justifications, to be continuous with the sciences themselves; naturalistic in connecting reality and truth in the sciences with the procedures and outcomes of scientific inquir ... More

Keywords: mythology, reality, historical reflection, sciences, truth, doctrines

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198250395
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250395.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Jardine, author
University of Cambridge