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Avoiding the Experimenters' Regress Avoiding the Experimenters' Regress <i>Allan Franklin</i>

Allan Franklin

in A House Built on Sand

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780195117257
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785995 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195117255.003.0010
 Avoiding the Experimenters' Regress  Avoiding the Experimenters' Regress  Allan Franklin

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Harry Collins claims that there are no internal methods for evaluating the validity of scientific techniques. Experimental results are accepted only after a process of negotiation between parties with different non-epistemic interests. His account of Weber’s attempts to detect gravity waves is criticized.

Keywords: Harry Collins; Joseph Weber; gravity waves; experimenter’s regress

Chapter.  6315 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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