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English translation: esoteric sciences, para-sciences

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German term or phrase:Grenzwissenschaften
English translation:esoteric sciences, para-sciences
Entered by: Deborah Shannon
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23:32 Jun 25, 2001
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Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
German term or phrase: Grenzwissenschaften
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Gillian Searl
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:23
esoteric sciences
Explanation:
Likely meaning 'borderline' rather than 'on the borders of'.

"Grenzwissenschaft: esoteric science, marginal science"
Waibl-Herdina Dictionary of Philosophical Terms de-en
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Deborah Shannon
Germany
Local time: 01:23
Grading comment
Actuall I chose para-science
2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1esoteric sciences
Deborah Shannon
na -1border scienceMartina Ley
na -1bordering sciencesMartina Ley


  

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5 mins peer agreement (net): -1
bordering sciences


Explanation:
for more see:http://www.andrews.edu/~sowder/booklistapr99.html

sciences which touch a certain subject

Martina Ley
Local time: 01:23
Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Dierk Seeburg: in your reference, bordering is not used as a noun, rather an adjective, which is not what is required by the asker
1 day 12 hrs
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4 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
esoteric sciences


Explanation:
Likely meaning 'borderline' rather than 'on the borders of'.

"Grenzwissenschaft: esoteric science, marginal science"
Waibl-Herdina Dictionary of Philosophical Terms de-en


Deborah Shannon
Germany
Local time: 01:23
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Actuall I chose para-science

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dierk Seeburg
1 day 8 hrs
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4 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
border science


Explanation:
My first answer concerns sciences such as psycholinguistics, on the border between two established sciences.
My colleage is right, too. For astrology e.g. however, the term border science is common. See Google.


Martina Ley
Local time: 01:23
Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Dierk Seeburg: I could not find "border science" as a term on Google by performing an exact term search...
1 day 7 hrs
  -> You are right. I have made a mistake. I am sorry. Thanks a lot.
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May 16, 2005 - Changes made by Deborah Shannon:
Field (specific)(none) » Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.


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