Scientific Perspectivism by Ronald N. Giere

Scientific Perspectivism

byRonald N. Giere

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Ronald N. Giere is professor of philosophy emeritus at the University of Minnesota, a former director of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, and a past president of the Philosophy of Science Association. He is the author or editor of many books, including, most recently, Science without Laws, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Ronald N. Giere is professor of philosophy emeritus at the University of Minnesota, a former director of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, and a past president of the Philosophy of Science Association. He is the author or editor of many books, including, most recently, Science without Laws, also published by the Universit...
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Title:Scientific PerspectivismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226292134

ISBN - 13:9780226292137

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments


1. Scientific Knowledge

What Is the Problem?

Objective Realism

Constructivism

Naturalism

Perspectivism

Retrospect


2. Color Vision
Introduction

Basic Color Science

Color Subjectivism

Color Objectivism

Comparative Color Vision

Color Perspectivism

The Philosophy of Color

A Final Question

3. Scientific Observing
Introduction

Astronomy in Color

Deep Space from the Perspective of the Hubble Telescope

The Milky Way in Gamma Ray Perspectives

Conclusions within Perspectives

Imaging the Brain

Instrumental Perspectives

4. Scientific Theorizing
Introduction

Representing

Theories

Laws of Nature

Fitness

Maps

Truth within a Perspective

Perspectives and Paradigms

Scientific Kinds

Perspectival Realism

The Contingency Thesis Revisited


5. Perspectival Knowledge and Distributed Cognition

Introduction

Distributed Cognition

Scientific Observation as Distributed Cognition

Models as Parts of Distributed Cognitive Systems

Computation in Scientific Distributed Cognitive Systems

Agency in Scientific Distributed Cognitive Systems

Why Distributed Cognition?

Distributed Cognition and Perspectival Knowledge

Notes

References

Index

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