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Information and Experimental Knowledge

James Mattingly


This book does two things: First it makes clear to students of the sciences the utility of treating experimental practice as a practice of controlling, observing, representing, and appraising the flow of information in natural systems and between these systems and experimentalists. Such a treatment provides clarification of experimental practice and the way it relates to other parts of the scientific enterprise that is sometimes obscured by our focus on a narrow set of epistemological considerations, and in particular on patterns of justification of knowledge claims. The book moves the focus o ... More

Keywords: Experiment, Information, Analogy, Empiricism, Philosophy, Knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226804644
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226804781.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Mattingly, author
Georgetown University