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Author: Sylvain Bromberger
ISBN13: 978-0226075396
Title: On What We Know We Don't Know: Explanation, Theory, Linguistics, and How Questions Shape Them
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Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (January 1, 1993)
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On What We Know We Don't Know: Explanation, Theory, Linguistics, and How Questions Shape Them by Sylvain Bromberger



Explanation, Theory, Linguistics, and. How Questions Shape Them. The University of Chicago Press. The nine papers in this book cover topics as diverse as the nature of explanation, the ambiguity of the word theory, the varieties of ig-norance, the limits of rationality in the choice of questions, and the ontology of linguistics. Each is self-contained and can be read inde-pendently of the others.

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He discusses the nature of explanation, theory, and the foundations of linguistics. A collection of nine papers, previously scattered across many publications, covering topics as diverse as the nature of explanation, the ambiguity of the word theory, the varieties of ignorance, the limits of rationality in the choice of questions, and the ontology of linguistics. More broadly, about how science struggles against limitations on the ability to conceive, formulate, connect, and assess questions and answers. What We Know We Don\'t Know.

Pascal-Denis said: A great book on scientific formalist theory that shouldn't be kept too far . .He discusses the nature of explanation, theory, and the foundations of linguistics.

On What We Know We Don't Know: Explanation, Theory, Linguistics, and How Questions Shape Them. On What We Know We Don't Know: Explanation, Theory, Linguistics, and How Questions Shape Them. Download (pdf, . 3 Mb) Donate Read. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF. Introduction 1: An Approach to Explanation 2: A Theory about the Theory of Theory and about the Theory of Theories 3: Why-Questions 4: Questions 5: Science and the Forms of Ignorance 6: Rational Ignorance 7: What We Don’t Know When We Don’t Know Why 8: Types and Tokens in Linguistics 9: The Ontology of Phonology Sylvain Bromberger, Morris Halle.

Bromberger’s book On What We Know We Don’t Know offers an obvious echo to the Socratic remark. Even the style of Bromberger’s work bears an affinity to Socrates’, in part due to Bromberger’s sense of puzzles and of the constant tension between knowledge and ignorance, and in part due to a form of epistemological modesty that infuses his writings. On the occasion of the workshop, Egré and May read aloud an impressive number of testimonials from colleagues and former students from all over the world. ISBN13:9780226075402. Release Date:January 1993.

In this collection of essays, Bromberger explores the centrality of questions and predicaments they create in scientific research. He discusses the nature of explanation, theory, and the foundations of linguistics.