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This e-book investigates how collaborative medical perform yields clinical wisdom. At a time whilst so much of today’s medical wisdom is created in examine teams, the writer reconsiders the social personality of technological know-how to handle the query of no matter if collaboratively created wisdom will be regarded as collective success, and if this is the case, during which feel. Combining philosophical research with qualitative empirical inquiry, this ebook presents a comparative case research of mono- and interdisciplinary learn teams, supplying perception into the daily perform of scientists. The publication comprises box observations and interviews with scientists to give an empirically-grounded standpoint on much-debated questions relating study teams’ department of work, relatives of epistemic dependence and trust.

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Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 34(3), 382–407. , & Schubert, A. (1992). International coauthorship patterns in physics and its subfields. Scientometrics, 24(2), 181– 200. Campbell, D. T. (1969). Ethnocentrism of disciplines and the fish-scale model of omniscience. In M. Sherif & C. W. ), Interdisciplinary relationships in the social sciences (pp. 328–348). New Jersey: Aldine Transaction. Cheon, H. (2014). In what sense is scientific knowledge collective knowledge? Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 44(4), 407–423.

Furthermore, interdisciplinarity describes the character of collaborative scientific practice as well as the discourse, the scientific content, that such collaboration may produce—a conceptual split reflected in the approaches to interdisciplinarity that philosophers of science and social epistemologists have formulated. Generally, one can discern two different angles from which interdisciplinarity is studied: as discursive integration of scientific research or as collaboration between scientists from diverging disciplinary backgrounds.

But not all philosophical analysis needs to be outright prescriptive, deriving precise and ultimate claims about how science should be conducted and scientific knowledge should be created. Rather, philosophical accounts of scientific practice can be normative in that they account for the limitations of actual scientific practice and reconstruct the normative judgment inherent in that practice, a judgment reflected in the experience of practicing scientists. 1 Engaging Empirical Insights in Philosophy 37 is an undertaking that complements outright prescriptive accounts in worthwhile ways.

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