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conventionalism

conventionalism  

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A theory that magnifies the role of decisions, or free selection from amongst equally possible alternatives, in order to show that what appears to be objective or fixed by nature is in fact an ...
incommensurability

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
A relationship between two characteristics or two phenomena that cannot be directly compared in terms of the same unit, standard, or scale. Incommensurability applies especially to the ... More
incommensurability

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James Logue

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Within philosophy of science, theories which, in a radical sense, cannot be compared are often said to be incommensurable, a term first given wide currency by ...

medical ethics

medical ethics  

The branch of applied ethics relating to moral behaviour and judgments in medical practice and clinical research. History suggests that healers have always been concerned with ethical questions: ...
perspectivism

perspectivism  

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See also epistemology; Thomas theorem.1. Broadly, the stance that the truth of any knowledge or fact is tied to a particular frame of reference (McGuire).2. (philosophy) A relativist and ...
revolutions, scientific

revolutions, scientific  

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An idea most closely associated with Thomas Kuhn, scientific revolutions are shifts from one scientific paradigm to another, where a paradigm is a fundamental research framework that provides common ...

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