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Objectivity / Lorraine Daston & Peter Galison.

  • Daston, Lorraine, 1951-
Date
2007
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

New York : Zone Books, 2007.

Physical description

501 pages, 38 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 419-481) and index.

Contents

Prologue: objectivity shock -- Epistemologies of the eye -- Blind sight -- Collective empiricism -- Objectivity is new -- Histories of the scientific self -- Epistemic virtues -- The argument -- Objectivity in shirtsleeves -- Truth-to-nature -- Before objectivity -- Taming nature's variability -- The idea in the observation -- Four-eyed sight -- Drawing from nature -- Truth-to-nature after objectivity -- Mechanical objectivity -- Seeing clear -- Photography as science and art -- Automatic images and blind sight -- Drawing against photography -- Self-surveillance -- Ethics of objectivity -- The scientific self -- Why objectivity? -- The scientific subject -- Kant among the scientists -- Scientific personas -- Observation and attention -- Knower and knowledge -- Structural objectivity -- Objectivity without images -- The objective science of mind -- The real, the objective, and the communicable -- The color of subjectivity -- What even a god could not say -- Dreams of a neutral language -- The cosmic community -- Trained judgment -- The uneasiness of mechanical reproduction -- Accuracy should not be sacrificed to objectivity -- The art of judgment -- Practices and the scientific self -- Representation to presentation -- Seeing is being : truth, objectivity, and judgment -- Seeing is making : nanofacture -- Right depiction.

Languages

  • English

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  • Location

    History of Medicine ABB /DAS

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ISBN

  • 9781890951788
  • 1890951781