Scientific Instruments and Epistemology Engines

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