Objectivity [Audiobook] download free by Lorraine J. Daston

Objectivity Audiobook download free by Lorraine J. Daston
  • Listen audiobook: Objectivity
  • Author: Lorraine J. Daston
  • Release date: 2010/2/19
  • Publisher: ZONE BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9781890951795
  • Rating: 9.11 of 10
  • Votes: 131
  • Review by: Derek Lemay
  • Review rating: 7.59 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/3
  • Duration: 6H13M16S in 256 kbps (100.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-18
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: Shorten, MP3, MPEG4, MOD, WMA, FLAC, WAV, Musepack (compression TAR.7Z, TZO, JAR, RAR, ZIP, AZW3)
  • Total pages original book: 504
  • Includes a PDF summary of 47 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 36M11S (9.4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: The emergence of objectivity in the mid-nineteenth-century sciences, as revealed through images in scientific atlases-a story of how lofty epistemic ideals fuse with workaday practices.Objectivity has a history, and it is full of surprises. In Objectivity, Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison chart the emergence of objectivity in the mid-nineteenth-century sciences-and show how the concept differs from its alternatives, truth-to-nature and trained judgment. This is a story of lofty epistemic ideals fused with workaday practices in the making of scientific images.From the eighteenth through the early twenty-first centuries, the images that reveal the deepest commitments of the empirical sciences-from anatomy to crystallography-are those featured in scientific atlases, the compendia that teach practitioners what is worth looking at and how to look at it. Galison and Daston use atlas images to uncover a hidden history of scientific objectivity and its rivals. Whether an atlas maker idealizes an image to capture the essentials in the name of truth-to-nature or refuses to erase even the most incidental detail in the name of objectivity or highlights patterns in the name of trained judgment is a decision enforced by an ethos as well as by an epistemology.As Daston and Galison argue, atlases shape the subjects as well as the objects of science. To pursue objectivity-or truth-to-nature or trained judgment-is simultaneously to cultivate a distinctive scientific self wherein knowing and knower converge. Moreover, the very point at which they visibly converge is in the very act of seeing not as a separate individual but as a member of a particular scientific community. Embedded in the atlas image, therefore, are the traces of consequential choices about knowledge, persona, and collective sight. Objectivity is a book addressed to anyone interested in the elusive and crucial notion of objectivity-and in what it means to peer into the world scientifically.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Philosophy Of Science, Philosophy: Epistemology & Theory Of Knowledge
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 38.13 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x39mm
  • Weight: 980g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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