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Gravity's Ghost and Big DogScientific Discovery and Social Analysis in the Twenty-First Century$
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Harry Collins

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226052298

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226052328.001.0001

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Twenty-Five Philosophical Decisions

Twenty-Five Philosophical Decisions

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(p.269) 14 Twenty-Five Philosophical Decisions
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Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog
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Harry Collins

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226052328.003.0016

It is shown that what seems like a scientific conclusion rests of twenty-five ‘philosophical’ choices – that is, choices the answer to which cannot be measured or calculated but must rest on philosophical judgment

Keywords:   Nature of science, Indecisiveness of calculation, Philosophical underpinning of science

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