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Abraham Kaplan

Data de nascimento: 11. Junho 1918
Data de falecimento: 19. Junho 1993

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Abraham Kaplan was an American philosopher, known best for being the first philosopher to systematically examine the behavioral sciences in his book The Conduct of Inquiry . His thinking was influenced by pragmatists Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and John Dewey.

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„Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding.“

—  Abraham Kaplan
Context: In addition to the social pressures from the scientific community there is also at work a very human trait of individual scientist. I call it the law of the instrument, and it may be formulated as follows: Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding. It comes as no particular surprise to discover that a scientist formulates problems in a way which requires for their solution just those techniques in which he himself is especially skilled. p. 28.

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„Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding.“

—  Abraham Kaplan
Context: In addition to the social pressures from the scientific community there is also at work a very human trait of individual scientist. I call it the law of the instrument, and it may be formulated as follows: Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding. It comes as no particular surprise to discover that a scientist formulates problems in a way which requires for their solution just those techniques in which he himself is especially skilled. p. 28.

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