Epistemic Enhancers

Paul Humphreys

in Extending Ourselves

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780195158700
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785964 | DOI:
Epistemic Enhancers

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Extrapolation, conversion, and augmentation are three ways in which our natural observational and computational abilities can be extended. Examples of each are given and the possibility of and need for a completely automated science is explored, with particular reference to the data explosion.

Keywords: augmentation; automated science; conversion; data; extrapolation

Chapter.  2125 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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