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1. Why do we need a special issue on abduction? Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914), creator of pragmatism, was a poly-math. His contributions include such diverse areas of research as meteorology , experimental psychology, geodesics, astronomy, mathematical economy, philosophy of mathematics, theory of gravity, linguistics, history and philosophy of(More)
The economics of science is a curious enterprise. Few economists and fewer scientists know of it. The use of economic ideas in the study of science was pioneered not by economists but by philosophers and sociologists. Even among economic methodologists, approaches informed by economic ideas remain relatively rare. (Who exactly, John Davis once asked me, is(More)
This paper deals with the sense of representing both a new domain as Digital Humanities and its community. Based on a case study, where a set of visualizations was used to represent the community attending the international Digital Humanities conference of 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland, the meaning of representing a community is investigated in the light of(More)
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Background The acquisition of training and training systems in support of major Defense programs has been found to be an increasingly important aspect of the Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition process. When considered over the full acquisition life cycle of the Major Defense Acquisition Programs(More)
In her essay, the author seeks to bring the vision of nineteenth-century American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce to the attention of those involved in the contemporary debate over the relationship benx'een religion and science. Peirce's conception of a "scientific religion " and the openness of a scientific integrated with the human experience of the(More)