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Special sciences (or: The disunity of science as a working hypothesis)

Overview of attention for article published in Synthese, October 1974
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
twitter
8 tweeters
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages

Citations

dimensions_citation
566 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
269 Mendeley
Title
Special sciences (or: The disunity of science as a working hypothesis)
Published in
Synthese, October 1974
DOI 10.1007/bf00485230
Authors

J. A. Fodor

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 3%
Canada 3 1%
Germany 3 1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Romania 1 <1%
Other 3 1%
Unknown 244 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 92 34%
Student > Master 50 19%
Researcher 31 12%
Student > Bachelor 21 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 16 6%
Other 58 22%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Philosophy 135 50%
Psychology 35 13%
Social Sciences 19 7%
Arts and Humanities 13 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 4%
Other 55 20%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 January 2019.
All research outputs
#1,009,803
of 13,593,689 outputs
Outputs from Synthese
#51
of 1,340 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,086
of 96,954 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Synthese
#1
of 10 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 1,340 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its peers.
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