Collaboration, Interdisciplinarity, and the Epistemology of Contemporary Science

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Collaboration, Interdisciplinarity, and the Epistemology of Contemporary Science. / Andersen, Hanne.

In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, Vol. 56, 2016, p. 1-10.

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Andersen, H 2016, 'Collaboration, Interdisciplinarity, and the Epistemology of Contemporary Science', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, vol. 56, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsa.2015.10.006

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Andersen, H. (2016). Collaboration, Interdisciplinarity, and the Epistemology of Contemporary Science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 56, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsa.2015.10.006

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Andersen H. Collaboration, Interdisciplinarity, and the Epistemology of Contemporary Science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A. 2016;56:1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsa.2015.10.006

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Andersen, Hanne. / Collaboration, Interdisciplinarity, and the Epistemology of Contemporary Science. In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A. 2016 ; Vol. 56. pp. 1-10.

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