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Against the unification of the behavioral sciences

Abstract:
The contemporary behavioral sciences are disunified and could not easily become unified, as they operate with incompatible explanatory models. According to Gintis, tolerance of this situation is "scandalous" (sect. 12). I defend the ordinary behavioral scientist's lack of commitment to a unifying explanatory model and identify several reasons why the behavioral sciences should remain disunified for the foreseeable future. © 2007 Cambridge University Press.
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10.1017/S0140525X07000647

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy NonPostholders
Role:
Author
Journal:
BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES
Volume:
30
Issue:
1
Pages:
21-+
Publication date:
2007-02-05
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EISSN:
1469-1825
ISSN:
0140-525X
URN:
uuid:b581bb77-0fec-4422-9b5f-b63875ff7c11
Source identifiers:
191897
Local pid:
pubs:191897
Language:
English

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