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Data, Instruments, and Theory : a Dialectical Approach to Understanding Science

Author: Robert John Ackermann
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1985] ©1985
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Robert John Ackermann deals decisively with the problem of relativism that has plagued post-empiricist philosophy of science. Recognizing that theory and data are mediated by data domains (bordered data sets produced by scientific instruments), he argues that the use of instruments breaks the dependency of observation on theory and thus creates a reasoned basis for scientific objectivity. Originally published in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ackermann, Robert John.
Data, instruments, and theory : a dialectical approach to understanding science.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1985]
xii, 216 pages ; 25 cm
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert John Ackermann
ISBN: 9781400854936 1400854938 9780691072968 0691072965 0691611882 9780691611884
OCLC Number: 979579888
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (228 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Preface --
1. Logic and Science --
2. Social Structure in Science --
3. Science and Nonscience --
4. Scientific Facts and Scientific Theories --
Appendix. The Human Sciences --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Robert John Ackermann.
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Robert John Ackermann deals decisively with the problem of relativism that has plagued post-empiricist philosophy of science. Recognizing that theory and data are mediated by data domains (bordered data sets produced by scientific instruments), he argues that the use of instruments breaks the dependency of observation on theory and thus creates a reasoned basis for scientific objectivity. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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