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How Much Work Do Scientific Images Do?

Downes, Stephen (2012) How Much Work Do Scientific Images Do? Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science, 6 (1). pp. 115-130. ISSN 1913 0465

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Abstract

In this paper, I defend the view that there are many scientific images that have a serious epistemic role in science but this role is not adequately accounted for by the going view of representation and its attendant theoretical commitments. The relevant view of representation is Laura Perini’s account of representation for scientific images. I draw on Adina Roskies’ work on scientific images as well as work on models in science to support my conclusion.


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Downes, StephenM.
Depositing User: Miss Charlotte Marcotte-Toale
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2019 18:32
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 18:32
Item ID: 15689
Journal or Publication Title: Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science
Publisher: The University of Toronto
Official URL: https://spontaneousgenerations.library.utoronto.ca...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.4245/sponge.v6i1.17154
Date: 3 October 2012
Page Range: pp. 115-130
Volume: 6
Number: 1
ISSN: 1913 0465
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15689

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