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Thing Knowledge: A Philosophy of Scientific Instruments
by Davis Baird
Western philosophers have traditionally concentrated on theory as the means for expressing knowledge about a variety of phenomena. This absorbing book challenges this fundamental notion by showing how objects themselves, specifically scientific instruments, can express knowledge. As he considers numerous intriguing examples, Davis Baird gives us the tools to "read" the mat ...more
ebook, 294 pages
Published February 10th 2004 by University of California Press
(first published January 1st 2004)
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For school. I didnt like this book. I had to read it, but to be honest, I'm still not sure why. I still dont understand why people have to wrtite a book about something, that could be said with less paper. I think that this book should not be like 300 pages long, but more like 10-50 pages. It was ok to read, but I didnt find it important. Just...meh. Plus.... philosophy of scients....seriously? Tell me again why do we need it???