Scientific Instruments and Epistemology Engines

Teorie Vědy / Theory of Science 34 (4):529-540 (2012)
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Abstract

This article outlines the gradually changing attitude towards instruments and materials in the philosophy and historiography of science and confronts contemporary revaluations of the material culture of science with Hans-Jörg Rhein- berger's concept of an experimental system and Don Ihde's notion of an epistemology engine.

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