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1st Edition

Experiments in Practice

ISBN 9781138706378
Published February 1, 2017 by Routledge
271 Pages

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Book Description

Traditionally experimentation has been understood as an activity performed within the laboratory, but in the twenty-first century this view is being challenged. Schwarz uses ecological and environmental case studies to show how scientific experiments can transcend the laboratory.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Towards an Experimental Mode in Science, Society and Philosophy; Chapter 1 (De)Liberating the Experiment: A Different History of the Philosophy of Science; Chapter 2 The Philosophy of Inductive Sciences; Chapter 3 Whewell’s Innovation Through Renewal; Chapter 4 The Experiment in Recent Philosophy of Science; Chapter 5 Experimentation in Lab and Field; Chapter 6 Exploring the Field Ideal; Chapter 7 Stretching the Baconian Contract – but How Far?; Chapter 8 About the Epistemology and Culture of Borders/Boundaries; Chapter 9 Excursus: ‘Bridging Science’ or ‘Problem-Based Science’?; Chapter 10 Ecotechnology Complements Ecoscience: Probing A Framework; Chapter 11 On the Pleasures of Ecotechnology; Chapter 12 Conducting a Social Experiment: ‘Building with Nature’; Chapter 13 Political Economy of Experiments; conclusion Conclusion: Experiments in Practice – The Work of Experiments;

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Schwarz, Astrid