Friday, June 25, 2010

Natural sciences human sciences

"The much-advertised cleavage between thinking in the sciences and the humanities does not exist. The hypothetico-deductive process is fundamental in both of them, as it is in all thinking that aspires to knowledge"

(E.D. Hirsch, Validity in Interpretation, New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1967, p. 264. Cited by Hugo Meynell, The Great Code and the Christian Faith, in: S. E. McEvenue, B. Meyer, ed., Lonergan's Hermeneutics. Its Development and Application, The Catholic University of America Press, Washington D.C., 1989, p. 69)

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