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Darwin-L Message Log 2:165 (October 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<2:165>From GGALE@VAX1.UMKC.EDU  Sun Oct 31 13:53:15 1993

Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1993 14:56:39 -0500 (CDT)
From: GGALE@VAX1.UMKC.EDU
Subject: Re: DARWIN-L digest 56
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

All right, I give; how DO you pronounce "Palaetiology"? I haven't a clue
by just looking at it...
In answer to Carlos' fair question: by "theory" I would certainly include
all and only reasonably well-elaborated cognitive structures including
a model (which provides the sematics/"metaphysics" of the theory) and
observational/predictive calculus (which delineates the "experimental"
application of the theory). If anyone --for whatever odd reason! :-) --would
be interested in seeing a few more sentences on my view of the topic, I've
got a draft called "Theories" posted on the International Philosophy
Preprint Exchange, reacheable by gopher kasey.umkc.edu/Science Studies,
or by anonymous ftp at phil-preprints.L.chiba-u.ac.jp.
Explanations relying on either (or both) the calculus or the model may be
deployed.
George
ggale@vax1.umkc.edu

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