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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: UNSPECIFIED.

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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
Depositing User: MS catherine allamel
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 00:19
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2012 15:02
Item ID: 9406
Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
Date: 5 November 2012

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