DISCIPLINOLOGY: REPRESENTATIONS OF THE STRUCTURE OF SCIENCE AND THE HUMANITIES
Brunet, Tyler David Price
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Phylogenetic software and techniques from natural language processing can be applied to the analysis of the structure of academic disciplines. This is possible through a synchronic analysis based on comparisons of the conceptual apparatuses of disciplines, as they are represented in the terminological characteristics of representative discourses. This empirical approach enjoys a superior justificatory status to merely intuitive representations. Finally, this work helps place one of the oldest structuralist problems in the philosophy of science in the scientific context it deserves: ``How should we represent the relationship between disciplines?"