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Visual Representations in Science : Concept and Epistemology - by Nicola Mu00f6ssner (Hardcover)

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Visual representations (photographs, diagrams, etc.) play crucial roles in scientific processes. They help, for example, to communicate research results and hypotheses to scientific peers as well as to the lay audience. In genuine research activities they are used as evidence or as surrogates for research objects which are otherwise cognitively inaccessible. Despite their important functional roles in scientific practices, philosophers of science have more or less neglected visual representations in their analyses of epistemic methods and tools of reasoning in science. This book is meant to fill this gap. It presents a detailed investigation into central conceptual issues and into the epistemology of visual representations in science.

Number of Pages: 432
Genre: History, Science, Technology
Series Title: History and Philosophy of Technoscience
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Textstream
Author: Nicola Mu00f6ssner
Language: English
Street Date: May 2, 2018
TCIN: 53145237
UPC: 9781138089938
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-6203

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