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Pluralisms, Perspectives, and Potential Problems

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Abstract

This chapter discusses some central aspects of representation especially relevant for the evaluation of interdisciplinary activities. Giere’s and other philosophers’ discussions of perspectives and pluralism provide all the reasons one could possibly want for wholeheartedly endorsing interdisciplinarity. At the same time, though, these discussions imply that, in many cases, the integration of different perspectives is everything but straightforward. These issues are elucidated through a focus on perspectivism, idealisation, and distortion. A number of examples are provided that illustrate the considerable difficulties these considerations draw out.

Keywords

Epistemic Pluralism Algorithm Proposition Relocational Idealisation Diathesis-stress Model Simple Pendulum 
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  1. 1.Aalborg UniversityCopenhagenDenmark

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