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Laboratory Fictions and the Opening of Scientific Domains

Joseph Rouse

in Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293677
eISBN:
9780226293707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293707.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Philosophies of science often compress the two-dimensional normativity of scientific understanding by subordinating conceptual articulation to the justification of articulated judgments. One ... More


Eight

Juan Manuel Garrido

in On Time, Being, and Hunger: Challenging the Traditional Way of Thinking Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239351
eISBN:
9780823239399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239351.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter analyzes a second figure under which the deconstruction of the traditional way of thinking life is engaged. “Today, biologists no longer study life in laboratories,” François Jacob ... More


The Logic of Experimental Practice

James Mattingly

in Information and Experimental Knowledge

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226804644
eISBN:
9780226804781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226804781.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Barwise and Seligman's account of information flow in distributed systems is presented in a way that suits it for discussion of experimental knowledge. Their notions of distributed system, ... More


Reality check: issues of scale and abstraction in biodiversity research, and potential solutions

Tasman P. Crowe, Matthew E. S. Bracken, and Nessa E. O’Connor

in Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, methodologies, and integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642250
eISBN:
9780191774768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642250.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the nature of biodiversity-ecosystem function (BEF) research undertaken to date in marine systems and compares it with that done in terrestrial systems. It discusses gaps in ... More


Moving On

James Mattingly

in Information and Experimental Knowledge

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226804644
eISBN:
9780226804781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226804781.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter revisits the themes from this part, Shannon's model of information, Dretske's theory of empirical knowledge, and Barwise and Seligman's account of the structure of information flow in ... More


The West Coast Retrovirus Rush and the Discovery of Oncogenes

Robin Wolfe Scheffler

in A Contagious Cause: The American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226458892
eISBN:
9780226628400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226628400.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 9 tells the story of how the laboratory of Harold Varmus and J. Michael Bishop at the University of California, San Francisco provided evidence of cellular genes—oncogenes—playing a role in ... More


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