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What is objectivity? It is part of the common sense view of science that it is objective . This is supposed to be one of its virtues and something that sets it apart from some other sorts of pursuits. But what do we mean when we call science ‘objective’? Galison saw an opportunity to answer this by looking at what scientists themselves said and did
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Epistemic virtues All epistemic virtues are not the same Which virtues are most prized changes over time The conception of a particular virtue changes over time. Accuracy, Truth, Certainty > these are other values, or virtues, which Galison mentions. It might be tempting to think that aiming for objectivity gets us to these, but he points out that this is not necessarily the case.
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The Era of Genius (before 1820) Being “true to nature” This meant trying to depict accurately a general type It is necessary to “select and idealize”
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(before 1820) Goethe: “The mere idea of an archetype in general implies that no particular
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