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Helen E. Longino

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226492872

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226921822.001.0001

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What We Could Know

What We Could Know

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(p.125) 8 What We Could Know
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Studying Human Behavior
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Helen E. Longino

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226921822.003.0008

This chapter offers some conclusions based on the preceding chapters about the reach of scientific understanding of behavior. It extends the analysis of assumptions to underscore what the approaches have in common and what differentiates them from one another. It argues that, as presently constituted, the approaches can neither be integrated nor reduced to one by elimination or reductive assimilation. Each characterizes its domain in a unique way that precludes the reciprocal evaluation suggested by their polemics.

Keywords:   research approaches, human behavior, scientific understanding, behavioral research

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