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Explaining and Understanding: The Impact of Science On Our Concept of Man


by Kenneth A. Strike 1972

I want to ask what it means to understand human behavior. More specifically, I want to ask what it means to understand a human action. (This remark presupposes that some kinds of behavior are not actions. I shall characterize an action as an instance of behavior which is done intentionally.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 71, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 73 Number 5, 1972, p. 26-46
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19493, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 8:13:33 AM

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  • Kenneth Strike
    Cornell University
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    KENNETH A. STRIKE is a Professor of Education Studies and Teacher Preparation at Cornell University.
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