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Special Sciences and the Unity of Science
Unity/disunity and specialization/unification are usually thought of in terms of opposing duals. As such, they have marked the debate about science for a number of years. In this paper it is argued that connections (and the isolative strategies we adopt) are crucial and that an understanding of sciences as theoretical open systems has the potential to break the barrier between specialization and unification. A suggestion is made to consider open systems of knowledge as the way to manage bothdoi:10.1007/978-94-007-2030-5_12 dblp:series/leus/Neves12 fatcat:xdnqfqiw3jbgfc4uwgj6bjcdxm