Narrative in the Historical Sciences: A Working Interdisciplinary Bibliography
3 Pages Posted: 24 Dec 2014
Date Written: June 1, 1998
Models of scientific explanation derived from the physical sciences are often poorly suited to the historical sciences — to the fields William Whewell called the palaetiological sciences. A listing of 27 titles that explore the nature of narrative understanding across a range of scientific disciplines — from cosmology to paleontology to economics — attests to the importance of narrative epistemology in the sciences.
Keywords: anthropology, cosmology, ecology, economics, epistemology, evolution, evolutionary biology, explanation, historical sciences, history of science, literary theory, narrative, narratology, paleontology, palaetiology, philosophy of science, phylogeny, systematics, tree thinking
JEL Classification: A12, B41, N01
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