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E. schaften. g. a war, the foreign policy or artistic movement of a certain period), the understanding of possible connections between the individual facts is progressively limited and made more precise by comparing it to possible ways of understanding the period or phenomenon as a whole - and vice versa. Thus the objective control, which Abel requires, is to some extent already achieved by this very process of understanding. 47 Readings in the Philosophy of Science, p. 685. 28 THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE AMBIVALENCE upon, though it will always bias any discussion about these two approaches.

HusserI's analysis of intentionality: In countless examples he tries to show that concepts like 'understanding', 'meaning', 'believing', 'expecting' etc. do not denote mental states, feelings, experiences or some other kind of mental processes in time. But now Wittgenstein, as opposed to Husserl, does not instead look for 'mental acts' (to which the intentional expressions refer and which aim towards 'meaning' as something of timeless validity), because for Wittgenstein this would mean replacing testable by untestable hypostasations.

Pp. 33 if; see also p. 64. 29 THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE AMBIVALENCE the need for objective methods of verification, or rather he 'attacks it from behind'. He first asks how the social scientist obtains the data he needs for the objective verification of his explanation (quoting T. Parsons in his own support 49). The analytically-minded scientist speaks about observations, comparisons and statistical investigations. g. of the registrar's offices. e. e. of the objective social or behavioral sciences) from behindand vice versa.

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