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Tacit Aspects of Experimental Practices: What Epistemological Consequences?

Soler, Léna (2009) Tacit Aspects of Experimental Practices: What Epistemological Consequences? In: [2009] SPSP 2009: Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (Minnesota, June 18-20, 2009).

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    Abstract

    Among the new objects of interest emerged from the study of science in action, an important one is what has been categorized under the heading of the “tacit”: tacit knowledge, the tacit dimension of scientific practices. Harry Collins, in particular, insisted that irreducibly tacit presuppositions and corporal skills are inevitably involved in experimental practices, and that these tacit resources play an essential role in the stabilization of scientific achievements. The aim of this talk is to discuss some epistemological implications of what I will call ‘the opacity of experimental practices’, especially with respect to the principle of experimenters substitutability which is commonly viewed as a necessary feature of any good science.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects: General Issues > Theory/Observation
    General Issues > Experimentation
    General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    General Issues > Conventionalism
    Conferences and Volumes: [2009] SPSP 2009: Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (Minnesota, June 18-20, 2009)
    Depositing User: Justin Sytsma
    Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2009
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:18
    Item ID: 4812
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4812

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