Experiment and the Making of Meaning: Human Agency in Scientific Observation and Experiment

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Springer Netherlands, Aug 31, 1990 - Science - 311 pages
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This text explores some truths behind the truism that experimentation is a hallmark of science. The intellectual and practical achievements of science have motivated a philosophical search for scientific methods of empirical access to the world, yet philosophy of science still lacks an adequate theory of observation and experiment. This is because most philosophers still construe scientists' reasoning in linguistic and formal terms which distance scientists from practical engagement with the phenomenal world and from other scientists.

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Gooding lectures in history and philosophy of science at the University of Bath and is a Visiting Research Fellow of the Royal Institution Centre for the History of Science and Technology.

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