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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-217–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.17
Published: 02 April 2020
... different from the theories of theory change of the 1970s and 1980s. Several scholars in this field, however, continue to be engaged in the classic debates about realism vs. antirealism, progress, and the goal of science. Some contributions aim to intervene in philosophical debates, other work is about past...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-258–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.58
Published: 02 April 2020
..., The Tory Interpretation of History, HSNS 44, no. 4 (2014): 412 23; Hasok Chang, Is Water H2O?: Evidence, Realism and Pluralism (Dordrecht: Springer, 2012). 20. Adriana Novoa, The Intertwined Paths of Science, Slavery, and Race, HSNS 45, no. 2 (2014): 348 56; Massimiliano Badino, And Yet It Stands...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492226–239 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.226
Published: 01 April 2019
...: Walker and Co., 1971), 221. See Christoph Lehner, Einstein s realism and his critique of quantum mechanics, in The Cambridge Companion to Einstein, eds. Michel Janssen and Christoph Lehner (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), 306 53. 230 | B UB sort of thing one might discuss over a beer at...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 491104–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.1.104
Published: 01 February 2019
... and anal- ysis we see a desire both for acknowledging the reality of genetic complexity and uncertainty, and for restraining the conversation and focus so that simpler social presumptions rooted in genetic realism could prevail.13 TallBear respects the expertise of her actors, but also points out...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 475589–601 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.5.589
Published: 01 November 2017
... biological organism. Thus the two discourses drew closer together in the 1850s and after, on a new ground of realism that granted new authority to nature in justifying the state, and to the scientists who spoke for it. Finally, Marion Thomas moves our picture of biology-politics relations forward in time...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 475602–628 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.5.602
Published: 01 November 2017
... degree to which biologists and political theorists sought firmer footing in each other s language. Based on well-developed ideas about the role of language in structuring thought, we might imagine the metaphorical traffic between organisms and states in this period to be reciprocal, each concept...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473268–292 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.268
Published: 01 June 2017
.... This essay is part of a special issue entitled THE BONDS OF HISTORY edited by Anita Guerrini. © 2017 by the Regents of the University of California 2017 Pierre Duhem Adolphe Wurtz atomic theory anti-atomism structural realism motivational realism ALAN J. ROCKE* The Indifferent...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 464460–489 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.4.460
Published: 01 September 2016
..., matter of a higher order, and occupies a rank in the hierarchy of created things which places it above the materials we can see and touch.32 This conceptual structure was repeated in most books for wireless amateurs, trainees, and the general public at large, often quoting directly from Fleming s book as...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 451206–216 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.1.206
Published: 01 February 2015
... wrote about science, if taken out of context, could be used for ends antithetical to his own aims and values. The sociology of scientific knowledge transformed Polanyi s arguments against objective sci- entific knowledge into a denial of realism, or Truth, in scientific explanation (304), a position...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2014; 44299–139 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2014.44.2.99
Published: 01 April 2014
... approximation techniques.16 Similarly, debates on the realism of Feynman diagrams in particle physics can be construed as debates over their accuracy and rigor.17 Penrose diagrams played into Andre´ Mercier s confidence in the rigor of mathematical deduction At the same time they exhibit the diversity of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2014; 4413–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2014.44.1.3
Published: 01 February 2014
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 43141–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.1.41
Published: 01 February 2013
... sense, or intuitive, understanding of the world.37 Although Ives considered this ontological realism to represent the philosophical approach to research by the experimental physicist, it was actually quite far from the practice of experi- mental physics at that time, and instead deeply rooted in Ives s...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2012; 425389–431 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2012.42.5.389
Published: 01 November 2012
...- teristic energy bands, which could be observed by measuring the energies 20. Clinton Chaloner, The Most Wonderful Experiment in the World: A History of the Cloud Chamber, British Journal for the History of Science 30, no. 3 (1997): 357 74; on the realism of photography and the tutored eye, see...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2012; 423190–234 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2012.42.3.190
Published: 01 June 2012
... ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970); Norwood Hanson, Patterns of Discovery: An Inquiry into the Conceptual Foundations of Science (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1958); Paul Feyerabend, Realism, Rationalism and Scientific Method: Philosophical Papers, vol. 1 (Cambridge: Cambridge...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2011; 4111–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2011.41.1.1
Published: 01 February 2011
..., mimesis, extends back to Dante and Plato. Auerbach s extension backwards, where he identified high, middle, and low realism, the same as Gay s projection forwards, is not directly relevant for addressing eighteenth-century verisimilitude.11 The aesthetic of harmony as it would appear in verisimilitude, to...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2011; 41141–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2011.41.1.41
Published: 01 February 2011
... individuals and of collectivities; the waning significance of the merely visual; and an increasing emphasis on structures conceptual, anatomical, and linguistic. Two qualified negations form the background of my argument. First, during the eighteenth century, race was not a clearly defined category with a...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2010; 403399–408 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2010.40.3.399
Published: 01 August 2010
... AM 40 6 | R I S K I N is, according to Saliba, medieval Islamic astronomers transformed Greek as- tronomy primarily by rejecting Greek instrumentalism and insisting upon a mathematics that could represent physical reality. Though Saliba describes Islamic astronomical realism as a cultural...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2010; 402225–258 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2010.40.2.225
Published: 01 May 2010
... orientation toward experimental realism rather than math- ematical tractability was sustained by two factors: the disciplinary affiliation to mineral chemistry (more dedicated to the cataloguing of facts than the estab- lishment of laws) instead of physical chemistry; and the close connection to the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2009; 391115–125 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2009.39.1.115
Published: 01 February 2009
... of Natural Science (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983). Originally, the analysis of realism and visualizing instruments in science appeared in Ian Hacking, Do We See Through a Microscope Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 62 (1981): 305 22. HSNS3901_05 1/12/09 4:11 PM Page 117 get at a...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2008; 383325–352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2008.38.3.325
Published: 01 August 2008
... Quantum Mechanics (Gif-sur-Yvette: Editions Frontières, 1992); Jan Faye and Henry J. Folse, ed., Niels Bohr and Contemporary Philosophy, Boston Studies in the Phi- losophy of Science, vol. 153 (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1994); Arthur Fine, The Shaky Game: Einstein, Realism, and the Quantum Theory, 2nd ed...