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From Intersubjectivity to Interinstrumentality: The example of Surface Science

Allamel-Raffin, Catherine (2012) From Intersubjectivity to Interinstrumentality: The example of Surface Science. In: [2012] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers.

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    My aim is to show how a strategy used in the experimental sciences, which I name “interinstrumentality”, can minimize the role of sociological factors when one tries to understand how the debates about the interpretation of data come to an end. To defend this view, two examples are presented. The first is historical – the invention of the Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) – and the second is collected during an ethnographic study in a surface science laboratory. I would like to emphasize that interinstrumentality contributes to objectivity of the experimental results and constitutes a part of it as well as intersubjectivity.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: Objectivity/ Intersubjectivity/ Harry Collins/ Interinstrumentamity/ Surface Science
    Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
    Conferences and Volumes: [2012] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: MS catherine allamel
    Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2012 19:19
    Last Modified: 10 Nov 2012 10:02
    Item ID: 9406
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9406

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