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Varieties of theory in modern America

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  • UserDr Joel Isaac, Keasbey Research Fellow in American Studies, University of Cambridge
  • ClockTuesday 21 November 2006, 19:30-21:00
  • HouseLloyd Room, Christ's College.

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General and Particular

Both in the sciences and the humanities there is a tension between particular research and general theories. Since the scientific revolution (if not before) there has been a tendency, in both the sciences and humanities, to frame general theories. Does this survive into our time, or has the emphasis shifted to particular research with a reluctance to generalise? Have we outlived the need for general theories, or are they crucial to understanding particular findings in their broader setting?

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