Finlands Akademi
Namn Marchionni, Caterina
Organisation HY
Projektets titel Unification and progress in the social sciences. A contextual approach.
Beslutnr 259403
Beslutsdatum 27.04.2012
Finansieringsperiod 01.09.2012 - 31.08.2017
Finansiering 407 272
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Beskrivning av projektet
Scientific unification the application of the same theoretical principles and tools to the study of phenomena from different domains and its cousin, the integration of previously separate scientific fields, theories, and models are powerful drivers of scientific development. But do they promote the goals of science? Or, does their pursuit hinder progress because the world is disunified and/or different perspectives of the world are incommensurable? This project has developed an account of the context-varying features of unifying and integrative practices and placed them within a novel view of the relation between the sciences, which I have called "the cubist unity of science". The project combined philosophical analysis with the study of contemporary scientific developments that pursued either unification or integration, namely the new science of networks, neuroeconomics, behavioural economics, and mechanistic approaches in psychiatry.