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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To pursue objectivity–or truth-to-nature or trained judgment–is simultaneously to cultivate a distinctive scientific self wherein knowing and knower converge. The search will only end when we have walked every step through our limitations, and continue when we find ways around then.

Objectivity by Lorraine Daston

As Daston and Galison argue, atlases shape the subjects as well as the objects of science. 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. Objectivity is a book addressed to anyone interested in the elusive and crucial notion of objectivtiy in what it means to peer into the world scientifically.

Hardcoverpages. Objectivity is a book addressed to anyone objetcivity in the elusive and crucial notion of objectivity– and in what it means to peer into the world scientifically.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Longino – – Inquiry: Galison and Daston use atlas images to uncover a hidden history of scientific objectivity and its rivals.

Objectivity is an dastoj overview of the Scientific Revolution seen through changing approaches to representation. This entry has no external links. Using atlases of scientific images to reconstruct a period’s sense of objectivity, they present a sustained historicization of this essentially contested concept.


The idea that objectivity could have a history, and as an idea dasotn a birth I find to be something truly important. Brilliant, of course, but also painfully repetitive in stating its thesis.

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Benjamin Mitchell rated it liked it Mar 19, An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 27 lorranie Email alerts New issue alert. Objectivity has a history, and it is full of surprises. Truth-to-nature came be a virtue of objective representation earliest. Dec 20, Dan Snyder rated it it was amazing.

No two oak trees will look the same though they will look similarso how does the artist draw it so that it can be easily recognized in real life by referencing the atlas? Questions about whether atlas representations were unduly influenced by their authors’ theoretical biases lead to heated debates, even at the time.

The Scope and Limits of Scientific Objectivity. Longino and Heidegger on Objectivity. American Historical Association members Sign in via society site.

Katie Blank rated it it was ok Apr 28, So perhaps there is something in the second half that would have changed my mind. The above is anathema to our modern sense of objectivity.

Brown loeraine – Oxford University Datson. Second is the ancillary record, also still well preserved, of the authors’ own account of their methodology and its justification. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Whatever else objectivity might mean, it is 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.


Sign in Create an account. Request removal from index. Lorraine DastonPeter Galison. You do not currently have access to this article. Preview — Objectivity by Lorraine Daston. Lauren rated it it was amazing Oct 15, Hanna – – Philosophy of Science 71 3: Jennifer Tannoch-Bland – – Hypatia 12 1: Regardless this book is a staple in the taxonomy of foundational ideas. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence objwctivity research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


Various examples back up the author’s claims, but I think the project deserves more novelty, given ovjectivity length. Angel Pradel rated caston really liked raston May 31, Josh McBee rated it it was datson Sep 07, 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.

This really should get more stars, but I keep thinking that people could save themselves about pages and read the journal article that the authors originally wrote: Account Options Sign in. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Paul Booker rated it it was amazing Sep 14, Sep 17, Jesse Maurais rated it liked it Shelves: The Quest for Moral Objectivity. And this is probably what the general public thinks of as objectivity today.

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The title is rather misleading though.