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Scientific Knowledge

in Scientific Perspectivism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292120
eISBN:
9780226292144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292144.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to develop an understanding of scientific claims that mediates between the strong objectivism of most scientists, or the hard realism of many ... More


Scientific Perspectivism

Ronald N. Giere

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292120
eISBN:
9780226292144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292144.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Many people assume that the claims of scientists are objective truths. But historians, sociologists, and philosophers of science have long argued that scientific claims reflect the particular ... More


Building Epistemic Scaffolds for Modeling Work

Nicole C. Nelson

in Model Behavior: Animal Experiments, Complexity, and the Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226545929
eISBN:
9780226546117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226546117.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the dynamics of building up (and sometimes knocking down) claims about the knowledge production capacities of animal models in behavior genetics. To illuminate the dynamics of ... More


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