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. Prologue: objectivity shock — Epistemologies of the eye — Blind sight — Collective empiricism — Objectivity is new — Histories of the scientific self — Epistemic.

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Jeffrey Tallane rated it it was amazing Oct 31, Return to Book Page. The idea that objectivity could have a history, ojectivity as an idea have a birth I find to be something truly important.

In ObjectivityLorraine Daston and Peter Galison chart the emergence of objectivity in the mid-nineteenth-century sciences–and show how the concept differs from its alternatives, truth-to-nature and trained judgment. There are several aspects to objectivity, each of which have had stronger emphasis than the others at various times. It also coincided with the actual emergence of a global community of working scientists. Preview — Objectivity by Lorraine Daston. To account for this, they claim that the ideal of objectivity always expresses anxieties about subjectivity: Sign in via your Institution Sign in.

The book lorraind a critical problem of representation in the Scientific Revolution, particularly relating to representing objects of scientific study in atlases. 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. A dazzling critical tour de force, Daston and Galison’s book dates the emergence of objectivity as a scientific epistemology to the mid-nineteenth century. It is something that I believe to be important in an understanding of the world and his A fantastic book that delves into a topic I would objectivityy as common sense.


Objectivity has a history, and it is full of surprises. Scientific Objectivity and the Logics of Science. When photography entered the scene it became both the symbol for–and preferred instrument of the new epistemic virtue. Angel Pradel rated it really liked it May 31, Those repetitions can be easily skipped without losing much meaning. Josh rated it it was amazing Jan 21, This is theater over cinema.

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Oct 16, Josh Doty added it Shelves: Can Scientists Be Objective? Lorrainw is a story of lofty epistemic It is something that I believe to be important in an understanding of the world and history, or perhaps more specific to human psychology and idea synthesis. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

The title is rather misleading though. No eBook available Amazon. Receive exclusive dason and updates from Oxford Academic. Request removal from index. Objectivity is a book addressed to anyone interested in the elusive and crucial notion of objectivity– and in what it means to peer into the world scientifically.

Nicole von Buelow rated it liked it Nov 07, As Daston and Galison argue, atlases shape the subjects as well as the objects of science.


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This is appropriate for several reasons. Once the acolyte becomes the expert, these training images can be abandoned. Training the judgment of a brain surgeon to recognize the signs of tumors may require more than natural images of actual cases.

The artists could blend their specimens according to criteria that had less to do with technical accuracy than with an individual sense of aesthetics. A fantastic book that delves into a topic I would categorize as common sense. Objectivity has a history, and it is full of surprises. You do not currently have access to this article.

Common sense in that we take objectivity, use it, and think of it as a concept that is so self-explanatory that it gives off a sense of permanence. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. This entry has no external links.

What Good is Historical Epistemology? Open Preview See a Problem? Essays in Honour of Andrew Collier. As Daston and Galison argue, atlases shape the subjects lorraaine well as the objects of science.

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