SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION AND THE LIFE-WORLD:
Charles D. Laughlin
This page offers you the complete monograph that I wrote for the Institute of Noetic Sciences back in the early 1990s. It is available here in .rtf format. Any reference you make to this piece should be as follows: Laughlin, Charles D. 1992. Scientific Explanation and the Life-World: A Biogenetic Structural Theory of Meaning and Causation . IONS Report CP-2, Sausalito, CA: Institute of Noetic Sciences.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Causation and Meaning in the Life-World
Chapter 2: The Cognized and Operational Environments
Chapter 3: Belief, Evidence and the Cycle of Meaning
Chapter 4: Scientific Explanation and Causation
Chapter 5: Conclusion: Can Science Inform the Life-World?