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The philosophy of scientific experimentation

Author: Hans Radder
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2003.
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A focus on the identification and clarification of philosophical issues in experimental science. Since the late 1980s, the neglect of experiment by philosophers and historians of science has been  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Philosophy of scientific experimentation.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002014515
(OCoLC)50606388
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Radder
ISBN: 9780822972396 0822972395
OCLC Number: 501050480
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 311 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Toward a more developed philosophy of scientific experimentation / Hans Radder --
The materiality of instruments in a metaphysics for experiments / Rom Harré --
Thing knowledge: outline of a materialist theory of knowledge / Davis Baird --
Physics, experiments, and the concept of nature / Peter Kroes --
Experimentation, causal inference, and instrumental realism / Jim Woodward --
Technology as basis and object of experimental practices / Rainer Lange --
Theory-ladenness and scientific instruments in experimentation / Michael Heidelberger --
Technology and theory in experimental science / Hans Radder --
The idols of experiment: transcending the "etc. list" / Giora Hon --
Models, simulation, and "computer experiments" / Evelyn Fox Keller --
Experiments without material intervention: model experiments, virtual experiments, and virtually experiments / Mary S. Morgan --
Designing instruments and the design of nature / Daniel Rothbart --
Varying the cognitive span: experimentation, visualization, and computation / David Gooding.
Responsibility: edited by Hans Radder.
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