Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison have transmuted their famous fifty-page article, “The Image of Objectivity” (Representations 40 [], pp. The Image of Objectivity. STOR. Lorraine Daston; Peter Galison. Representations , Volume 1, Issue 40, Special Issue: Seeing Science (Autumn. Jesse said: Objectivity is not coextensive with science but it does associate with one In Objectivity, Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison chart the emergence of.

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Jardine – – British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 63 4: A Historical Atlas of Objectivity. Using atlases of scientific images to reconstruct a period’s sense of objectivity, they present a sustained historicization objectiivity this essentially contested concept.

In my opinion of course. One may emphasize the importance of representing what the object is in itself, but eventually one questions whether there is any “in itself” to be found. Related articles in Google Scholar. Open Preview See a Problem?

The idea that objectivity could have a history, and as an idea have a birth I find to be something truly important. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account?

As Daston and Galison argue, atlases shape the subjects as well as the objects of science. Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison, Objectivity. Many of these books still exist. The book traces a critical problem of representation in the Scientific Revolution, particularly relating to representing objects of scientific study in atlases. Paul Booker rated it it was amazing Sep 14, To ask other readers questions about Objectivityplease sign up. An infinite project engaged by finite means.

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You do not currently have access to this article. Rather, objectivity’s rise countered the aims of Enlightenment-era “truth to nature,” and likewise differed from the development of “trained judgment” in the early twentieth century.

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.

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Don’t have an account? As Daston and Galison argue, atlases shape the subjects as well as the objects of science. The atlas image exists for training the eye of the acolyte.

And knowledge of what things are, like all forms of knowing, must be knowledge for us and conform to our own specific capacities for receiving it. Lorraine DastonPeter Galison. Objectivity by Lorraine Daston. Hardcoverpages. Whatever else objectivity might mean, it objecitvity rooted in observation, and to observe what is present for the purpose of representation with the emphasis on re-presentation — to present again must, in some significant sense, capture what is essential to the object represented.

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The emphasis shifts from science as theory to engineering, where things are less about “being” and more about “doing” How do we make it work? Sep 17, Jesse Maurais rated it liked it Shelves: A magisterial history of scientific objectivity.


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And this is probably what the general public thinks obiectivity as objectivity today. Objectivity in Historical Perspective. Embedded in the atlas image, therefore, are the traces of consequential choices about knowledge, persona, and collective sight. From inside the book. 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 objectiviy 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.

A permanence into the future and stretching back all through the past. Ojoscopo rated it liked it Mar 27, Sep 24, AskHistorians added it Shelves: The invention of new instrumental aids for observation went hand in hand with the new belief that the observer should not introduce themselves into the act.

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