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Sabina Leonelli is a research fellow of the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (Egenis) at the University of Exeter, UK. She investigates philosophical issues in relation to bioinformatics and model organism research in the biomedical sciences.
Kai Eigner teaches philosophy of science at VU University Amsterdam. His research focuses on scientific understanding in the behavioral and cognitive sciences.
Table of Contents
|Focusing on Scientific Understanding||p. 1|
|Understanding, Explanation, and Intelligibility|
|Understanding and Scientific Explanation||p. 21|
|Understanding without Explanation||p. 43|
|Ontological Principles and the Intelligibility of Epistemic Activities||p. 64|
|Reliability and the Sense of Understanding||p. 83|
|The Illusion of Depth of Understanding in Science||p. 100|
|Understanding and Models|
|Understanding in Physics and Biology: From the Abstract to the Concrete||p. 123|
|Understanding by Modeling: An Objectual Approach||p. 146|
|The Great Deluge: Simulation Modeling and Scientific Understanding||p. 169|
|Understanding in Scientific Practices|
|Understanding in Biology: The Impure Nature of Biological Knowledge||p. 189|
|Understanding in Economics: Gray-Box Models||p. 210|
|Understanding in Physics: Bottom-Up versus Top-Down||p. 230|
|Understanding in the Engineering Sciences: Interpretive Structures||p. 249|
|Understanding in Psychology: Is Understanding a Surplus?||p. 271|
|Understanding in Political Science: The Plurality of Epistemic Interests||p. 298|
|Understanding in Historical Science: Intelligibility and Judgment||p. 314|
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