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Document title

The pragmatic roots of American Quaternary geology and geomorphology

published at : Special Issue. Recent developments in Quaternary Geology: Implications for Geoscience Education and Research

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BAKER V.R. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

American Quaternary geology and geomorphology have their philosopical roots in the pragmatic tradition, enunciated most clearly by C.S. Peirce, now recognized as the greatest American philosopher. The elements of this tradition include a reverence for field work, a humility before the facts of nature, a continuing effort to discriminate the phenomena observed from the observer's inference in regard to them, a propensity to pose hypotheses, and a willingness to abandon them when their consequences are contradicted by reality. This paper concentrates on the methodological papers of Gilbert, Chamberlin, and Davis

Source

Congrès

Annual Meeting, Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division of the Geological Society of America, Boston , ETATS-UNIS (27/10/1993)

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 16, no 3 [pp. 197-215]

Bibliographic references : 94 ref.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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