Ian Hacking ja ilmiöiden synty

Ian Hacking and the Creation of Phenomena

The article discusses three central themes in the philosophy of Ian Hacking. The first is his interest in the material dimensions of science. Experimental sciences materially create some of the phenomena they study and Hacking uses this as a basis for his argument for causal scientific realism. The second theme is Hacking's interest in classification within the sciences. He argues that some of the classifications within the human sciences are interactive: there is a feedback mechanism between the classification and the people classified. The third theme is the idea of the style of scientific reasoning developed by Hacking.

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