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A plea for non-naturalism as constructionism

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Contemporary science seems to be caught in a strange predicament. On the one hand, it holds a firm and reasonable commitment to a healthy naturalistic methodology, according to which explanations of natural phenomena should never overstep the limits of the natural itself. On the other hand, contemporary science is also inextricably and now inevitably dependent on ever more complex technologies, especially Information and Communication Technologies, which it exploits as well as fosters. Yet su...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s11023-017-9422-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-5444-2280
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Minds and Machines Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
2
Pages:
269-285
Publication date:
2017-02-08
Acceptance date:
2017-01-17
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EISSN:
1572-8641
ISSN:
0924-6495
Pubs id:
pubs:834424
URN:
uri:4de621ad-7f5f-4f7e-a838-0d9cd68a3604
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uuid:4de621ad-7f5f-4f7e-a838-0d9cd68a3604
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pubs:834424

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