Against the unification of the behavioral sciences

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    Abstract

    The contemporary behavioral sciences are disunified and could not easily become unified, as they operate with incompatible explanatorymodels. According to Gintis, tolerance of this situation is “scandalous”(sect. 12). I defend the ordinary behavioral scientist’s lack of commitment to a unifying explanatory model and identify several reasons why the behavioral sciences should remain disunified for the foreseeable future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)21-22
    Number of pages2
    JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
    Volume30
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

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